What Drives Ocean Currents?

Lesson Plan Overview

Students will gain an understanding of how water density and salinity affect ocean currents in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico by modeling a layered ocean.

Source: DEEP-C
Subjects: Marine Biology
Grades: 6-8

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Literacy Principles:

OLP#3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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