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Density and Convection Currents

Students listen as the teacher explains convection currents in the ocean. They experiment with finding a smoking match in the classroom with their eyes closed. Students discuss what might effect their ability to pinpoint the smoke source (fans, vents, windows). Students read handout and write a paragraph comparing their experiment and finding hydrothermal vents.

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Resource Details

7th - 9th
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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