Ocean Conveyer Belt Kit

Grades 8–12 for Lessons 1 & 2; Grades 10–12 for Lessons 3 & 4

ocean-conveyor-belt-light_375pxCollecting and analyzing oceanographic data help students appreciate the relevance of marine science to their own lives and understand the value of technology in science. This four-lesson kit introduces some fundamental concepts in oceanography including density, ocean circulation, nutrient cycling, and variations in the chemical, biological, and physical properties of seawater through hands-on and computer-based experiments. Each lesson is designed to be completed in about 70 minutes, but the activities are discrete and can be rearranged to fit various curricular objectives and time constraints. Pre- and post- surveys are included to assess student learning.

Lesson Materials

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