As they walked, Sally told them about dust storms. She used words like “polar vortex” and “baroclinic wave”, which the kids did not understand but which made sense to them as she spoke. One of Sally’s teaching tricks was to use words and phrases that the kids did not know in ways that made their meaning obvious.
Air: Generation Mars, Book One
Coming in October
(image: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)