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Hot, Cold, Fresh, Salty

Lesson Plan Overview

An observer on the seashore may make the mistake of thinking that all ocean water is the same. But the ocean is actually composed of several layers of water with specific properties—temperature and salinity being the main drivers of layering. Students will see how these two properties affect layering in the ocean.

Source NOAA
Subjects Geology
Grades 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

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