Current Event

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Oceanography observers keep current on how currents form in the ocean. In this demonstration, they will see how denser water, whether it is caused by the addition of salt or cooling of temperature, sinks. The title of the handout suggests it be done at home, however, it's unlikely that everyone will have glass bread pans in their kitchens. Do the demonstration in your classroom using a large glass or clear plastic tub.

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Pros

  • Clearly shows how denser water moves downward, causing a current to form
  • Straightforward directions and a clear explanation of the phenomena make this easy to implement
Cons

  • None