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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 42 Views 66 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
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
Students observe two teacher demonstrations of what happens to ocean currents. In this ocean currents instructional activity, 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 8 Views 47 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 17 Views 173 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
Ready, Set, Drift!
Students determine how navigators of ships predict and compensate for the effect of coastal ocean currents. Students use an online database to retrieve data on water movement for selected areas. Students gather information about currents, winds, and tides to solve problems related to coastal navigation.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Ready, Set, Drift!
Students define data, recover data from the Internet, and use information they obtain to solve problems. In this investigative lesson students answer questions on a worksheet and demonstrate the use of a maneuvering board in solving problems involving ocean currents and navigation.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students conduct a variety of investigations to see how water, heat, and salinity affect the flow of the world's ocean currents,as well as, explore many factors that affect the flow of the world's ocean currents. They also describe in discussion of an exploration how wind currents affect surface ocean currents.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 15 Downloads
How Temperature Affects Density
Students examine the effects of temperature and density in ocean currents. In this density lesson, students explain how coastal climates are impacted by ocean currents. They investigate how the ocean currents are affected by temperature and how this relates to density.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 34 Downloads
Students discover the geography of Earth by analyzing water currents. In this oceanography lesson, students create visual references on a map of the globe where and why major ocean currents are moving water. Students conduct a water current experiment in their class with hot tap water.
K - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 15 Downloads
Rubber Duckies and Ocean Currents
Students explore marine life by conducting a rubber duck experiment. In this water currents lesson, students practice identifying latitude and longitude coordinates on a map and define the currents of major oceans. Students 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
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 14 Views 67 Downloads