This Ocean Currents lesson plan also includes:
- Join to access all included materials
Students examine ocean currents. In this investigative lesson, students examine ocean currents and the relationship between the ocean, our atmosphere, and the weather. They will create a model of an ocean current.
45 Views 124 Downloads
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
How Do Plate Tectonics and Ocean Currents Affect Global Climate?
What do plate tectonics and ocean currents have to do with global climate? This fourth installment in a six-part series focuses on how plate tectonics and ocean currents affect global climate, both now and in the past, outlines an...
7th - 12th Science
A Day in the Life of an Ocean Explorer
What's life like aboard an ocean exploration vessel? Junior oceanographers examine the important role of communication in ocean research in lesson two of a five-part series from NOAA. The materials introduce the class to life on board...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Ocean Currents
Density drives the ocean currents. The difference in density is caused by the sun heating up the water and causing evaporation that leaves salt behind. The result? Thermohaline circulation! You could highlight this fine film in your...
2 mins 5th - 8th Science
The Motion of the Ocean
What drives the ocean's motion? Get your class moving toward understanding by using this video. Viewers find that thermohaline circulation is caused by the concentration gradients of temperature and salinity. Using adorable animation in...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Water Cycle: Heating the Ocean
There is more to the water cycle than simply rain and evaporation! The first installment in a four-part series explores the solar heating of the ocean through three satellite animations. The animations offer different views of the earth...
1 min 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable