Ocean Circulation in the North Atlantic

This Ocean Circulation in the North Atlantic lesson plan also includes:

Swirling and churning, the waters of the North Atlantic play a vital role in Earth's climate! Discover the many factors that produce circulation using a multimedia activity from PBS's Weather and Climate series for high schoolers. Scholars explore the effects of density, surface temperature, and wind in the movement of thermal energy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the lesson into multiple days to allow for class discussion of key ideas
  • Pair students to lighten the work and reading loads
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals must have computers with Internet access throughout the lesson
  • Requires users to sign up for a PBS Learning Media account
Pros

  • The resource comes with excellent support materials
  • Allows learners to replay embedded videos as needed for review
  • A variety of delivery options make it easy to tailor the experience to suit the needs of the class
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS