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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Motion In The Ocean

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will model the process of heat transfer by convection in Earth's oceans.
Overview
Topic: Ocean convection
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of how water density is related to water temperature
  • An exploration of how density differences cause convection in Earth's oceans
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how temperature differences in ocean water cause convection currents.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 3 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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