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Start off by mapping global ocean currents and their circulation patterns related to global wind behavior. Dissect various ocean currents and categorize them by temperature, location, description, and images.
-East Australian Current
-Gulf Stream Current
-Peru (Humboldt) Current
Correlate notable ocean currents to their general global wind patterns. Associate various ocean currents with their primary features and explore the similarities and differences between our planet’s amazing oceans and their flow.
As a bonus, investigate the climate phenomena of El Niño and La Niña and their impact on our planet. As an addition, enhance your knowledge by investigating satellite images of the ocean and arranging ocean currents by name, flow direction, and associated characteristics.
This activity is like no other ocean current activity available. It is dynamic and pedagogically diverse.
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! The application to a diverse body of learners, whether it be age or ability level, is predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your oceanography/meteorology teaching library.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 4th – 9th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, and administrators.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”