Coriolis Effect, United Scientific
Earth Science Educational Materials
Landforms Learning Activities
This apparatus helps students to understand the Coriolis effect, the phenomenon whereby an object moving on a spinning surface will travel in a curved path.
- Components include:
- Erasable tracing surface
- Steel balls (2)
The demonstrations allow students to observe the Coriolis effect on a small scale, then explore how the Earth’s constant rotation influences wind patterns and ocean currents around the world.