Ocean Currents

Young scientists investigate the effects of heating a beaker of ice water by dropping dye into the water and observing how the color circulates.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members create an observation notebook for all their experiments and write-ups
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity assumes class members have have access to and experience working with bunsen burners, stoves, or immersion heaters
Pros

  • The plan includes a materials list, step-by-step directions, and observation questions
Cons

  • None
Common Core