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Salt Water vs. Fresh Water
Students explore why the oceans do not freeze. They explain why they think the Atlantic Ocean does not freeze. Students are given background information about what they are doing. They create a hypothesis about what they believe occurs in each test tube.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
How Watersheds Work
What better way to learn about the watershed than to have your kids act it out themselves? This activity gets them moving and thinking as they simulate the Atlantic Ocean (could be adjusted geographically), estuaries, creeks, and rivers. Enhance the activity by misting them with water to represent a storm!
K - 3rd Science 4 Views 24 Downloads
Ticky Plans His Trip to Antarctica to See Tacky
First graders participate in a creative problem solving activity to help Ticky get to the Atlantic Ocean. They identify Ticky's problem, brainstorm ways to solve the problem, and develop a plan. They write the steps Ticky needs to take to get to Antarctica.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
North America, Then and Now
Students identify ocean, lake, gulf, and continent on maps of North America from 1845 and the present, and identify Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico on maps of North America from 1845 and the present.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Learning About the Globe
Students examine the following terms to increase their geography skills: globe, equator, prime median, Western Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and The United States.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 14 Views 33 Downloads
Finding the Deep Water Masses of the Atlantic Ocean
Students describe the role of density in driving deep ocean currents and the density layers of the ocean. They determine that the ocean is one continuous body of water with global currents that interact, with water surrounding all landforms.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 21 Downloads
The Distance Between Us and Them: Sea Floor Spreading in the Atlantic Ocean
Students examine how geologists determine rates of sea floor spreading between two tectonic plates. They apply mathematical concepts such as the calculation and use of velocities and conversion from one set of units to another.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 31 Downloads
Does your class know that all water that falls from a watershed ends up in the same large waterway? If they don't, they will after they complete this activity. They make a clay model of a landscape that looks similar to a topographical map with watersheds included.
5th - 8th Science 9 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Mayflower's Atlantic Crossing
By the end of this interdisciplinary lesson, youngsters will be able to describe the Gulf Stream ocean current and how it impacted the journey of the Mayflower ship. Reading, research, and the use of a really neat interactive website, "Museum Box," to build a display of the voyage.
2nd - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Sea Turtles and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
There are seven species of sea turtles, five of which live in the Gulf of Mexico. Young scientists learn about each and then examine the impact of the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill on the populations. A video, Internet links to sea turtle information pages, handouts, and all the support you need make this a top-notch resource for your life science, biology, or environmental science classes.
3rd - 9th Science 16 Views 37 Downloads
New Review Hurricane Katrina
Young scientists track Hurricane Katrina across the Atlantic Ocean as they learn about these destructive forces of nature. Provided with a table of data tracking the location and conditions of Katrina over a one week span, students plot its movement on the included map before answering a series of short-response questions.
6th - 12th Science 5 Views 4 Downloads
Plate Tectonics-Evidence of plate movement
Need a video to accompany your lecture on plate tectonics? Sal summarizes clues that certain parts of the world may at one time been connected. Use the video as part of one lecture, or break it up over several lessons.
13 mins 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Do Some Research - Panama Canal
In this geography research worksheet, students use the library or Internet to determine the name of the ocean which the Panama Canal joins to the Atlantic Ocean. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay about the topic, and draw a picture to accompany the answer.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads