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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 instructional activity, students record observations and collect data. They share their analysis and findings with the class.
Students 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. They do the experiments and draw conclusions about ocean currents throughout the world.
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. Finally, they will complete the study with write an essay how the Coriolis force affects them personally.