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Ocean Currents

Motion in the Ocean

The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north;
around and around goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.
All streams run to the sea,
but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they flow again.

Ecclesiastes 1:6-7 (ESV)

 
 
Hands-on Lessons, Labs, & Activities
  Observing Convection - easy investigation to set the stage for
    studying density currents & thermohaline circulation
  Thermohaline Circulation
  Ocean Density
  Density Currents - observe the effect density has on the
    movement of water
  Identifying Currents - mark warm and cold currents on a
    world map
  Rubber Duck Data - Track ocean movement by following the
    path of bath toys
  Updated version of Rubber Duck Lab - 2015
    PowerPoint for Rubber Duck Lesson
   

National Geographic Website for Rubber Duck Lesson

  Ocean Motion - lesson on currents and waves from NOAA
  Convection Currents - lesson from the National Center
    for Atmospheric Research
Multimedia and Online Resources
  Powerpoint on Ocean Currents
  Ocean and Wind Currents - Interactive from NOAA and NSTA
  The Role of Ocean Currents in Climate - from PBS
  Perpetual Ocean Demo - from NASA and Google Earth (you
    need to have Google Earth downloaded)
  Identifying Ocean Currents - timed game
Review, Reinforcement, and Assessment Lessons and Activities
  3D/Interactive Graphic Organizer - ocean density
  3D/Interactive Graphic Organizer - ocean currents 1
  3D/Interactive Graphic Organizer - ocean currents 2
  RAFT Writing Assignment
  Interactive Quiz
  Quizlet - Currents & Climate
  Quizizz - Currents & Climate
  Ocean Motion Graphic Organizer
  Ocean Warm-up PowerPoint

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