This lesson 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."
Student note guide to the second PowerPoint lesson in the unit on "Oceans." This lesson explains the concepts of surface currents; the Coriolis effect and how ocean currents affect the Earth. A class activity (suggested) is included at the end of the lesson.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and two links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain slide-sorter notes for the instructor based on student most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
* All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student note sheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Earth/Space Complete Unit VII Oceans" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts in this lesson include:
global ocean conveyor belt
Mediterranean intermediate layer
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