Why is the Ocean Salty?
In this ocean salt learning exercise, students read about the processes that have lead to the salt content in the ocean. Then students complete 5 short answer questions.
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 4
Some people live for their yearly beach vacation ... but what many people don't know is how the ocean made life possible! Young oceanographers discover the organisms and nutrient cycles that contribute to continued life on Earth in the...
5th - 12th Science
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
Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 6
Whether you're a salty sea dog or a total land lubber, the lakes and oceans of our world have a tremendous impact upon everyday life. Module six in a seven-part series of lesson plans centered on fresh and saltwater literacy tackles some...
6th - 12th Science
Freezing Point Depression: Why Don’t Oceans Freeze?
Can you go ice fishing in the ocean? Learners examine the freezing point of different saltwater solutions. Each solution has a different concentration of salt. By comparing the freezing points graphically, they make conclusions about...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Do Electrolytes Actually Do?
Why is your sweat salty? An episode of the ACS Reactions series examines the role of electrolytes in our systems. The narrator explains how the salts of electrolytes work in the nervous system. When we lose those electrolytes through...
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Descending to the Challenge: Developing Documentaries About the Deep Ocean
The video clip that comprises the warm up is not available, but the related article from The New York Times and the movie trailer for Aliens of the Deep are, leaving enough material to make this a fascinating instructional activity on...
7th - 12th Science
Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonders
A multi-media lecture by oceanographer, David Gallo, increases intrigue about our amazing oceans. He introduces the audience to underwater geology and biology with actual research footage. Where this is not specific to any one area of...
8 mins 6th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable