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Ocean Currents
A joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama, this site seeks to provide middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources. It contains activities pertaining to ocean currents (their properties and influence on weather and sea life). Students gather data from other websites, apply the data to answer a series of questions, and participate in related enrichment exercises. A downloadable teacher's guide, student guide, and all necessary activity sheets are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Lesson plan
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
These World Wide Web pages are provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-119
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Transfer of energy
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
        • Structure of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research


Contributor: Dr John V. Dempsey
University of South Alabama