This unit aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 7 - The Earth
The competent science teacher understands the dynamic nature of the Earth and recognizes that its features and structures result from natural processes.
Knowledge Indicators - The competent science teacher:
7A. understands the structure and composition of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems.
7B. understands the transfer of energy within and among Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems.
7E. analyzes and explains large scale dynamic forces, events, and processes that affect the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems."
"Unit VII Oceans" zip file includes three comprehensive and inclusive PowerPoint lessons each with slide sorter teacher notes and an interactive 20-question kahoot.it review/quiz; two interactive review programs with printable color PDF worksheets; three student PPT note guides/outlines (Word); one unit vocabulary sheet (PDF and Word); one student project activity; two quizzes and a Unit assessment (test) with answer keys (in Word and PDF); and an Internet activity or "webquest" that can be used as a student review of the unit.
All lessons/programs (not assessments) can also be found separately in the AstronomyDad store.
Terms/concepts covered in Unit VII "Oceans" include:
oceans, ocean formation, volcanoes, volcanic outgassing, comet impacts, ocean basins, water vapor, dissolved gases, atmosphere, erosion, salinity, seawater, chloride, sodium, ocean salts, electrical conductivity, marine organisms, freshwater, evaporation, desalination, reverse osmosis, ocean currents, surface currents, Earth's rotation, Coriolis effect, Gulf Stream, warm currents, cold currents, upwelling, bottom water, nutrients, fisheries, density currents, thermohaline currents, temperature, global ocean conveyor belt, intermediate layer, climate, wave, wave formation, orbital motion, wave energy, crest, trough, wavelength, wave height, orbital waves, frequency, fetch, rogue waves, swells, tides, tidal causes, tidal range, high tide, low tide, spring tides, neap tides, Mont-Saint-Michel, Bay of Fundy
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