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Ocean Oasis: Upwelling Activity
In this activity, students learn what happens to cool, deep water in the ocean when the warm surface water is moved away. As they demonstrate the process of upwelling, they will understand the concept that wind patterns and currents may cause cold water to rise from deeper areas. Background information, a materials list, and instructions are provided. This activity is designed to accompany the film "Ocean Oasis".
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000, San Diego Natural History Museum.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-928
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Publisher: Ocean Oasis