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EI LIVE K12: You Spin Me Right Round

February 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Earth Institute LIVE (EI LIVE) K12 is dedicated to bringing the science of sustainability to K12 students, educators, and parents.

About this Event

Presenter: Spencer Hill, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Target Audience: Grades 6-12

Why do storms and ocean currents always seem to be spinning around or looping? How does Earth’s rotation (once every 24 hours) influence this? What about on other planets like Jupiter? In this session, we’ll use a rotating tank of water and some food coloring to create real-world models that bring these big, far-off swirling systems to your own desk or table.

A link to join the session will be provided to all registered participants 24 hours in advance.

If you would like to submit any questions before the event, please send them to Cassie Xu (cassie@ei.columbia.edu).

Event Contact Information:
Cassie Xu
lcx2001@columbia.edu