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.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials
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.
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.
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.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials