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Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature

Students use satellite data to explore sea surface temperature. They explore the relationship between the rotation of the Earth, the path of ocean current and air pressure centers. After studying maps of sea surface temperature and ocean surface winds, students discuss and map, the cold and warm currents. From the information they collect, they determine the best place to fish, and where fog may be found.

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Resource Details

Grade
8th - 12th
Subjects
Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 day
Instructional Strategy
Research
Included Materials
  • Vocabulary