Formation of land and sea breezes

Understand how the land and sea breezes work

application/pdf Sea breezes activity sheet


Group activity

Duration: 10-20 min

Type of activity: word game

Language: English

Materials required: activity sheet, paper and scissors

In groups, participants have to put 10 sentences in the correct order to describe the formation of land and sea breezes from a scientific point of view.

An illustration showing how land and sea breezes are formed, by cold and warm air exchanges between land and sea

This activity could be used as a first step before a practical experiment.


It allows the participants to understand the two-step formation of land and sea breezes and also helps with understanding heat transfer (see figure on the left).

The activity sheet contains the 10 sentences to be put in the right order, which can be printed and cut.

Follow up with experimental activities:

How to model the water cycle (9-11)

How to simulate heat transfer between water and sand (12-18)

Follow up with a booklet on wind:

Wind (12-18)