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Coriolis Effect Apparatus Model for Earth science allows you to observe the Coriolis effect simply and clearly. Observe its effect on atmospheric circulation.

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How does the Earth’s rotation affect objects moving over its surface? This kit allows students to observe the Coriolis effect simply and clearly with a ¾"-diameter steel ball and a revolving turntable that shows a visible yet erasable mark from the ball’s path. See how the ball’s path is unaffected when the platform is static, but curved when the platform is revolved to simulate the Earth’s rotation. Activity sheets guide students as they investigate the Coriolis effect in the Northern and Southern hemispheres and observe its influence on atmospheric circulation. 14"-diameter platform. This kit will serve one lab group of 3–4 students.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information
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-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
HS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
HS-ESS2.D: Weather and Climate

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS2-5. Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.
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.
HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.