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Ocean Motion DLESE Reviewed Collection
This Web site offers a review of the surface circulation of Earth's ocean and classroom investigations appropriate for various disciplines at the high school level. Articles and video interviews about ocean current research, interactive data visualizes, news articles, simplified models, teacher and student guides are included. This site highlights use on-line satellite data of Earth for understanding patterns of ocean surface currents and how they relate to human exploration, commerce, science, weather/climate, and pollution. The interdisciplinary investigations included are classroom-ready, aiming to help high school students practice science, mathematics and writing skills in accordance to national standards. The topics covered also align with the traditional high school curriculum. Each investigation is keyed to the stages of the 5 E's teacher/learning model.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Educational
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
RealPlayer plug-in
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
May be used in an educational setting as long as credit to NASA, and other credits listed in the product is given.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-337
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Ms Sara Tweedie