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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