The Ocean and Climate: Heat Redistribution

Here on Earth, heat goes with the flow! Young climatologists dive in to the connection between ocean currents and heat distribution during a science lesson. Scholars work with interactive and print resources to create a thorough understanding of the movement of heat around the globe.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Work the lesson into an existing climate unit for a fresh look at current ocean research
  • Provide a large world map throughout the lesson to give learners a visual reference as they connect to the content
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to review the Teacher Prep section to get comfortable with the new model of thermohaline circulation
  • Create a class set of the handout before the lesson 
Pros

  • Tools for English learners are easy to locate and well-written
  • Multimedia content brings the lesson to life
Cons

  • None
Common Core