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Ocean Currents Lab Activity: Warm Water Rises While Cold Water Sinks

Ocean Currents Lab Activity: Warm Water Rises While Cold Water Sinks
Ocean Currents Lab Activity: Warm Water Rises While Cold Water Sinks
Ocean Currents Lab Activity: Warm Water Rises While Cold Water Sinks
Ocean Currents Lab Activity: Warm Water Rises While Cold Water Sinks
Ocean Currents Lab Activity: Warm Water Rises While Cold Water Sinks
Ocean Currents Lab Activity: Warm Water Rises While Cold Water Sinks
Ocean Currents Lab Activity: Warm Water Rises While Cold Water Sinks
Ocean Currents Lab Activity: Warm Water Rises While Cold Water Sinks
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PLEASE NOTE: This product is NOT a stand-alone product but is the follow-up teacher preparation and student handouts for a video that is sold separately.This resource contains a 2-page teacher preparation plan and a 4-page student handout only; the 5-minute video demonstration is sold separately here and is strongly recommended for carrying out this activity. Or purchase the entire lesson including video, teacher prep and student handout at a bundled discount here.

Students create a simulated ocean current by letting colored water flow out of a pinhole in a paper cup into a surrounding tub of water. They then create a warm water current and a cold water current and watch to see how they interact with each other. Students learn about ocean currents and by extension about air currents. The activity is carried out using a guided scientific method; students will make a hypothesis, identify independent and dependent variables and controls, carry out the experiment, make notes and sketches, and draw conclusions.
Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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