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Ryanne Rossow

Convection Currents in the Atmosphere

Grades: 8th Grade
Subjects: Science

Student Instructions

Explain in your own words what you think is happening and answer these questions: - What is moving the pinwheel? - As the air heats up, where does it go? - How is density involved in this demonstration? - How is this related to our atmosphere? - How does this apply to real life? Have you ever experienced it? Label which way the hot air and cool air are moving.