Weather – Item #SL-338

Classic StarLab Cylinder

The Weather cylinder depicts the earth’s atmospheric circulation patterns including location of the wind systems and jet streams, as well as high and low air pressure masses. This colorful cylinder, in conjunction with A Current Affair, a 20-page curriculum booklet by Gary D. Kratzer, enables students to interactively explore pressure systems, storm systems, longitude and latitude coordinate plotting and other global weather phenomena. Students can even investigate the significance of the wind systems on the routes of early explorers and lean how the jet streams influenced military decisions during World War II, Adds a new dimension to teaching earth science, weather patterns, the age of exploration, navigation and history.