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Middle schoolers view a film about convection currents. They observe convection as a result of heating in an experiment. They work together in groups to analyze their observations and draw conclusions.
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A Laboratory Simulation of Ocean Surface Currents
Stimulate interest in ocean currents with a simulation. The first installment of a five-part middle school series teaches future oceanographers about the forces that interact to cause ocean currents. A simulation shows how wind and the...
6th - 8th Science
Turning the Air Upside Down
Learners analyze how engineers study temperature inversions and convection currents to understand why pollution levels may be higher in some areas than others. They participate in an experiment that allows them to build simple models to...
4th - 6th Technology & Engineering