Students list data collected by marine buoys and the different kinds of moored buoys. They describe how data is transmitted worldwide. They explain the difference between near shore and offshore air and water temperatures.
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New Review Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 3
How do the oceans and Great Lakes influence weather and climate? Part three of a seven-part series about salt and freshwater examines the impact large bodies of water have on the skies above us. Included in the lesson is a study of...
6th - 12th Science
The Solubility of a Salt in Water at Various Temperatures
Why do sharks swim in salt water? Because pepper water makes them sneeze! An educational lesson allows young chemists to test the solubility of different types of salt at various temperatures. Groups create a graph using data from...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Sea Surface Temperature and Coral Bleaching
A toolkit is something that has what you need to fix or make something. You just clicked on a teacher's toolkit for introducing the concept of coral bleaching in relation to climate change and changing sea temperatures. In it, you will...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Climate Change Just a Lot of Hot Air?
While scientists seem to agree about global warming, is it just related to increases in air temperature? The video explains that global warming is related to ground temperature, air temperature, and, most of all, ocean temperature. It...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Changing Planet: Rising Ocean Temperatures - Rising Sea Levels
As an anticipatory set, young environmental technicians watch a video about how ocean temperatures seem to be changing along with the global climate. They perform a laboratory demonstration with the purpose of observing what happens to...
5th - 9th 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