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Colorful Convection Currents
In this activity, students create artifical convection currents using hot and cold water, food coloring, and bottles. A materials list, instructions, and a brief explanation of the convection phenomenon are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-927
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Steve Spangler Science