Ocean Circulation

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Resource ID#: 19135 Primary Type: Video/Audio/Animation


General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators, Students
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector
Instructional Time: 15 Minute(s)
Keywords: Ocean, Currents, Thermohaline circulation, conveyor belt, Gyres, Coriolis
Instructional Component Type(s): Video/Audio/Animation

Aligned Standards

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Aligned Access Points

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SC.912.E.7.In.2
Recognize that there are circular movements of ocean water (surface and deep-water currents) which move cold water from the poles toward the tropics and vice versa.

SC.912.E.7.Su.2
Recognize that currents move the ocean water around Earth.

SC.912.E.7.Su.9
Recognize that the ocean absorbs heat from the Sun and then warms the air.

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