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Lesson Plan #3 ~ Ocean Currents
Sixth graders experiment to understand the ocean's currents. In this ocean current lesson, 6th graders complete an experiment with two bottles of water and an index card to discover information about the ocean current. Students complete a worksheet and two online activities related to ocean currents.
6th Science 43 Views 67 Downloads
Motion in the Ocean
How does the formation of currents and waves in the ocean happen? High schoolers will learn about the primary causes for ocean currents and waves by calculating a wave's amplitude and nautical mile speed. Then they will complete a problem solving worksheet.
9th - 12th Science 25 Views 178 Downloads
The Global You
Illustrate the meaning and importance of global citizenship using this resource, through which class members will compare how an activity involving global ocean currents and building a dam actually illustrates how countries across the planet can be affected by the decisions of just one nation.
6th - 12th Science 15 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 6 Views 5 Downloads
Factors Affecting Ocean Currents
Students design and conduct an experiment to determine the effect of salinity and temperature changes in the movement of ocean currents. In this earth science lesson, students record observations and collect data. They share their analysis and findings with the class.
7th - 8th Science 17 Views 59 Downloads
Message in a Bottle - A Satellite Journey through the Gulf Stream
The Gulf Stream has historically provided humans with a faster trade route because of its swift-moving waters. It continues to be a source of information and fascination for oceanographers today. As your class views this collection of slides, they will learn what drives not only The Gulf Stream, but all of the world ocean currents.
7th - 12th Science 9 Views 20 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 5 Views 22 Downloads
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Ocean Currents
Density drives the ocean currents. The difference in density is caused by the sun heating up the water and causing evaporation that leaves salt behind. The result? Thermohaline circulation! You could highlight this fine film in your lesson on density, ocean currents, or how the sun affects Earth.
2 mins 5th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Plankton: so much more than just a SpongeBob character. Three different activities have kids looking at both phytoplankton and zooplankton in pictures, as well as collecting their own samples (depending on your access to a saltwater system) and examining them under a microscope, then creating and testing plankton models.
4th - 12th Science 9 Views 7 Downloads
New Review The Secret Lives of Baby Fish
Dive into an exploration of the the life cycles of coral reef fish with this short instructional video. Starting off as larvae floating in the oceans' currents, these little fish can travel thousands of miles, avoiding numerous hazards as they search for a reef to call their home.
4 mins 5th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Rubber Duckies and Ocean Currents
Young scholars explore marine life by conducting a rubber duck experiment. In this water currents lesson plan, students practice identifying latitude and longitude coordinates on a map and define the currents of major oceans. Young scholars discuss the impact of plastic debris on our oceans and utilize a rubber duck, plastic pieces and a water pan to conduct an ocean litter experiment.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 48 Downloads
Fourth graders work in groups to research ocean currents and create posters with their findings. They locate the patterns and names of major ocean currents and identify them on a map. Students also use red pencil to show ocean currents on a map.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Learners observe two teacher demonstrations of what happens to ocean currents. In this ocean currents lesson, students watch as the teacher adds different substances such as pepper, salt, and food coloring to a fish tank before they describe what happens during each trial.
5th - 9th Science 9 Views 48 Downloads
Ducks in the Flow: Resources about Surface Ocean Currants for the Upper Elementary Classroom
Students investigate surface ocean currents. In this oceanography lesson, students work in small groups to create models that demonstrate surface currents, the Coriolis Effect, and how surface currents move debris. This lesson includes a storybook and three classroom activities that are very hands-on.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature
Students use satellite data to explore sea surface temperature. They explore the relationship between the rotation of the Earth, the path of ocean current and air pressure centers. After studying maps of sea surface temperature and ocean surface winds, students discuss and map, the cold and warm currents.
8th - 12th Science 15 Views 68 Downloads
Round and Round
Learners interpret data from a three-dimensional array of current monitors to determine an overall pattern of water circulation. They hypothesize what effect an observed water circulation pattern might have on seamount fauna. A very interesting and high-level science activity!
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 17 Downloads
Students investigate how ocean currents affect our world. In this ocean currents lesson, students perform an experiment to show how cold water is near the poles and warm water is near the equator. Students use water, food coloring, ice cubes, and a baking dish to perform the experiment.
6th - 8th Math 29 Views 113 Downloads