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Getting Physical with Estuaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate estuaries and the variations in physical factors from one estuary to another. In this estuaries lesson plan, students explore water depth, salinity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen in estuaries using an on line...
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The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students analyze the impact of climate variability and change utilizing a broad span of topics over a wide range of grade levels. This three lesson unit is easily adapted for the various instructional levels listed.
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Count Marsili & the Mediterranean Current

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students integrate history and science while discovering how salinity affects the density of water. After a lecture/demo, students work in groups to complete a lab activity that demonstrates how salinity affects the density of water.
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Tides in the Hudson

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners view an illustration of the Hudson River watershed and identify the bodies of water shown. They discuss what happens when fresh and salt water mix. Students view a teacher demonstration of the stratification of fresh and salt...
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Saltwater: Nifty Aqueous Colorful Layers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A classic investigation on the density of liquids is explained for you in this lesson plan. Te begin, you prepare water samples of different salinities and then add different food coloring to keep them separated and easily identified....
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Water Quality Indicators

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
When environmental studies classes are preparing to sample water for quality, they need to know what factors to test. This collection of slides explains different water quality indicators and why each is important. Viewers will be able...
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Ocean Circulation

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
In this physical oceanography PowerPoint, viewers learn about ocean circulation, sea surface temperatures, and salinity. Relationships among these aspects are explained, as well as their impact on the atmosphere and climate. Each slide...
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Investigating the Effect of Salinity on the Density and Stability of Water

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Water with varying amounts of dissolved salt are dyed and then used to compare densities. The objective is to discover the effect of salinity, and therefore density, on ocean water on the stability of the ocean. Many branches of science...
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Sea Water Mixing and Sinking

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the role of temperature and salinity in determining seawater density. They use a Temperature-Salinity Diagram to examine the effects of mixing on density.
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Tracking the Salt Front

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Using the Hudson River as the focus, learners discuss the difference between salt water and fresh water environments, analyze maps and graphs, and complete addition and subtraction problems. This lesson comes with a wealth of...
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Marine Fisheries Management

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
The many aspects to consider in Marine Fisheries are covered in this very detailed PowerPoint.  There are a large number of slides dealing with both the conditions to consider and terms regarding fisheries. It also covers the laws,...
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Study Jams! Earth's Oceans

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Enjoy beautiful images and ocean facts together with the slide show, then see how much you absorbed by taking the quiz. Some of the topics covered in the presentation include water pressure, sunlight in the ocean, the names and locations...
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Why are Oceans Salty?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Perfect for middle school learners, this short clip introduces a popular question: why are the oceans so salty? Learn about different factors that affect the ocean and its salinity.
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Urban Ecosystems 2: Why are There Cities? A Historical Perspective

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Second in a series of five lessons, this instructional activity encourages preteens to consider cities as urban ecosystems. First, they keep a food diary for a few days. They visit the Natrional Agricultural Statistics Service website...
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Stacking Water

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students experiment with different salinities of water using straws and different colors of water. They collect and interpret data from the experiment.
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Factors Affecting Ocean Currents

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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...
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Melt Down

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explain how salinity affects the melting point of ice. In this earth science lesson, 6th graders observe a phase change from solid to liquid. They compare the melting of ice cube made from saltwater and ice cube made from...
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Antarctica: Effects of Salinity on Icebergs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the effects of salinity on icebergs. In this hands on lesson, students design and conduct an investigation into how the amount of salt in ice affects its buoyancy.
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What's A Water Column Profile?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate water column data. In this earth science and seawater lesson, students determine how temperature, salinity, and density have an impact on sea water by viewing and analyzing data obtained from a number of websites....
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Sea and Ice Salinity

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students conduct an experiment.  In this salinity lesson, students learn about sea ice, why it is important and how changing amounts can affect the sea.  Students conduct an experiment to find out the effects of salinity on the formation...
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Racing Grapes, Grapefruits and Eggs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experiment with salinity, temperature, and density. In this hands-on activity related to climate change, students use eggs, grape, grapefruits, freshwater and saltwater to study density. This lesson includes directions for three...
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Is the Hudson River Too Salty to Drink?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore reasons for varied salinity in bodies of water. In this geographical inquiry lesson, students use a variety of visual and written information including maps, data tables, and graphs, to form a hypothesis as to why the...
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The Relationship Between Salinity and the Density of Water

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate density and salinity of water. In this density and salinity lesson plan, students find the density of objects and liquids and show the relationship between the salinity and density of water. Students add salt to...
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Activity 2: Salinity & Tides

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the effects of tides and salinity on an estuary. In this salinity and tides lesson plan, students complete 3 activities which help them understand estuarine systems. They study the tides in the Chesapeake Bay, they study...