Science/Strand V/Content Standard 3/High School/Benchmark 2
Benchmark Question: How do horizontal motions of the air
vary and contribute to the type of weather ?
Focus Question: How does the wind direction vary in
The teacher will review with
students that winds are named according to the direction from which they
come. A north wind, for example, comes from the north!
Students will work with a
partner and use a packet of wind data from the weather service to plot the
data on a frequency graph e.g., a wind
rose diagram to determine the general pattern.
Students will use weather
map data from newspapers, the internet, or the weather channel to determine
which direction large weather systems generally move across the United
In a paragraph, each student
will explain how local wind data is related to the motion of large weather
systems across the United States.