The Water Cycle: Heating the Ocean

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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 while showing the infrared temperatures.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a guided notes document with questions for pupils to answer as they view the videos
  • Pause after each video to discuss observations as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • It's best if learners are able to view the animations independently to pause and rewind as needed

  • Uses actual satellite data, which adds validity to the information 
  • Includes a summary of the important learning

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