Credit: UCAR/NCAR

This video on the Coriolis effect is a supplemental teacher resource for Lesson 15 of the GLOBE Weather Curriculum (www.globeweathercurriculum.org). In this lesson, students investigate the question “When air and storms move, why do they curve? Students gather evidence from an article that explains the Coriolis effect and how Earth’s rotation causes air to curve. Using a balloon and a marker, they create a simple model to observe the Coriolis effect.

The curriculum is available in EnglishEspañol, and Français. For this video, closed captions are available in English, Español, and Français. Please use the settings button from within the video to enable captions.

Audio scripts are also available in EnglishEspañol, and Français.