Surface Ocean Currents: Links for Teachers

Ocean World: What Is a Current?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ocean World Project provides a comprehensive look at a number of oceanography topics including currents.
http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/students/currents/currents1.htm
Features: Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials


Ocean Currents

Johns Hopkins's Applied Physics Laboratory presents three topics in ocean currents, "Gulf Stream," "Conveyor Belt," and "Mediterranean." The topics are readily understandable by middle and high school students.
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/student/currents/index.html
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment


Science with NOAA Research: Ocean Currents

NOAA provides an interactive platform for students to research, gather, and analyze ocean current data. Extension activities are also available.
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/html/oceancurrents2.html
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials


The Gulf Stream Voyage: The Current Today

The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education offers this research activity for students to better understand the Gulf Stream. Students capture data using a variety of techniques, analyze the data, and answer questions accordingly.
http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/gulfstream/studentcurrentnow.shtml
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials 


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