In this video NASA explains the importance of wind and how it impacts things like the weather, seafood, cargo ships, and offshore oil rigs.
NASA explains how they measure wind from space using radio signals and how they use that information to help predict hurricanes and tropical storms. The data they collect is also used to develop weather and climate models.
This video is short and well explained. The animations used in the video add to overall comprehension.
In this video NASA does a good job of explaining how wind impacts many aspects of life on Earth and why it's so important to study.
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Students should be familiar with radio waves.
Students should know the definition of the words "phenomena," "El Niño," and "headwinds."
This would be a great video to show in a physics or science class when learning about wavelengths and their uses.
A science class could use this video when learning about weather phenomena like El Niño.
This resource explains how and why scientists study the wind; it can help improve weather forecasts, develop better climate models, and track hurricanes. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS2: Earth's Systems
MS-ESS2-5 Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.