Question Exploration: What Are Ocean Currents?

Question Exploration: What Are Ocean Currents?
Question Exploration: What Are Ocean Currents?
Question Exploration: What Are Ocean Currents?
Question Exploration: What Are Ocean Currents?
Question Exploration: What Are Ocean Currents?
Question Exploration: What Are Ocean Currents?
Question Exploration: What Are Ocean Currents?
Question Exploration: What Are Ocean Currents?
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What Are Ocean Currents? This Question Exploration helps Ss define currents and thermohaline circulation, explain what factors drive deep ocean and surface currents, identify the primary ocean currents. Includes 10 question quiz, and worksheet to label the currents.

This product includes both the completed question exploration, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in. It includes a worksheet and recommended video for review. And it's in Microsoft Word .doc form so that Ts can customize the discussion to fit the needs of their Ss.

Question Exploration Routines are instructional methods that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using the content enhancement routines earned higher total test scores than did students taught using the lecture-discussion method.

Personally, I use the Content Enhancement Routines to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. It keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2-3 pages (about 45 minutes of directed class discussion).

This product includes both the completed strategic instruction, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in. It includes warm ups, worksheets, and recommended videos for review, and it's in Microsoft Word .doc form so that Ts can customize the discussion to fit the needs of their Ss.

This Content Enhancement Routine is classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science:

  • SC.5.E.7.2 Recognize that the ocean is an integral part of the water cycle and is connected to all of Earth's water reservoirs via evaporation and precipitation processes.
  • SC.912.E.6.5 Describe the geologic development of the present day oceans and identify commonly found features.
  • SC.912.E.7.2 Analyze the causes of the various kinds of surface and deep water motion within the oceans and their impacts on the transfer of energy between the poles and the equator.
  • SC.912.E.7.4 Summarize the conditions that contribute to the climate of a geographic area, including the relationships to lakes and oceans.
  • SC.912.E.7.9 Cite evidence that the ocean has had a significant influence on climate change by absorbing, storing, and moving heat, carbon, and water.
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