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The Coriolis Effect—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7346

Price: $76.65

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Coriolis Effect Laboratory Kit for Earth science is an innovative activity model that gives hands-on experience investigating how objects move across the surface of a rotational planet due to the Coriolis Effect.

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How does the Earth's rotation affect objects moving over its surface? Innovative activity model gives students hands-on experience investigating how objects move across the surface of a rotating planet due to the Coriolis Effect. Students will study the effect of temperature and the Coriolis Effect on ocean currents and also compare the influence of the Coriolis Effect on the atmosphere in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Fascinating simulation! Kit includes enough materials and Coriolis Effect models for five student groups.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Clay, terra cotta, 1/4" lb
Food dye, blue, 15 mL
Black construction paper, 5 pieces
Cups, polystyrene 8 oz, 5
Pipets, Beral-type, thin stem, 5
Push pins, 5
Spinning coriolis effect models, 5


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
MS-ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
HS-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Systems and system models
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS2-6. Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.