Winds Over Land vs. Ocean
Students explore friction and the way it impacts wind over the ocean compared to over land.
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Understanding the C’s: Wind Circulation, Coriolis Effect, Surface Currents, Ocean Currents and Climate
There's more to climate than just the weather — explore the different components that affect weather with an enlightening resource. A hands-on unit takes an inquiry-based approach to studying wind and ocean currents. Learners discover...
7th Science CCSS: Designed
Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 4
Some people live for their yearly beach vacation ... but what many people don't know is how the ocean made life possible! Young oceanographers discover the organisms and nutrient cycles that contribute to continued life on Earth in the...
5th - 12th Science
New Review The Water Cycle: Watering the Land
The oceans contribute 37 trillion tons of water to land masses in the form of rain and snow. The third in a four-part series from NASA show satellite animations highlighting the precipitation on Earth. The videos show the movement of the...
1 min 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Land Erosion - Running Off With Soil
Learners evaluate the relationship between rainfall and runoff of a small island for one year. In this rainfall vs. runoff instructional activity, students analyze the relationship between the rainfall and the runoff on Barro Colorado...
6th - 9th Science CCSS: Designed