Understanding Ocean Currents

Understanding Ocean Currents
Understanding Ocean Currents
Understanding Ocean Currents
Understanding Ocean Currents
Understanding Ocean Currents
Understanding Ocean Currents
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Causes of surface and deep sea currents are explored in this brief lesson. The information is presented in a 14-slide Power point, accompanied by a guided note page that students can use as they view the slide show. The final slide gives the students a chance to review what they have learned by answering 7 challenging questions. A vocabulary term page and follow-up activity are included to complete the lesson.

Topics covered are:
- sources and effects of prevailing winds - Coriolis effect
- role that density differences play in creating currents
- how gyres are formed
- how currents affect climate

Terms from the vocabulary page and explained in the slide show:
- gyre
- convection current
- thermohaline circulation
- upwelling
- global conveyor belt
- Coriolis effect
- Horse latitudes
- Doldrums
- Wind Belts

This lesson can be taught in one block period, or up to two 50-minute periods.

All answer keys are included for your convenience, as well as suggestions for using this product.

Total Pages
25 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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