Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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MONASH Simple Climate Model part of CLEAN Collection

This climate model simulates the Earth's climate system by allowing users to toggle different influences on climate (e.g. oceans, atmospheric gases) based on model version used.
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Weather Stations: Winds part of CLEAN Collection

Children use a toaster to generate wind and compare the appliance's heat source to Jupiter's own hot interior. They discover that convection drives wind on Jupiter and on Earth.
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Weather Stations: Storms part of CLEAN Collection

Children test how cornstarch and glitter in water move when disturbed. They compare their observations with videos of Jupiter's and Earth's storm movements.
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Catch!...the World's Oceans part of CLEAN Collection

Children get to know each other through an icebreaker activity that introduces the importance of water on Earth.
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Evaporation Investigation part of CLEAN Collection

Students observe the process of evaporation, make comparisons about the process, then construct a diagram and use it to describe the process of evaporation.
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Carbonated Communities part of CLEAN Collection

This series of two lessons uses cutting-edge scientific research on the effects of climate change on communities in the intertidal. Through a combination of a dynamic presentation and several videos, ...
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Thermal Expansion Model part of CLEAN Collection

This activity allows students to demonstrate the thermal expansion of water for themselves using water bottles and straws. The discussion allows them to explore the connection between this concept ...
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Ocean Acidification in a Cup part of CLEAN Collection

This model of ocean-atmosphere interaction shows how carbon dioxide gas diffuses into water, causing the water to become more acidic. The video demonstration and instruction provide an explanation of ...
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Sea Level Rise part of CLEAN Collection

This very short video introduces the concept of sea level rise and ties it back to global warming. The video is brief, basic, and clear. It can be used for a quick introduction, but nothing deeper ...
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Your Own El Nino part of CLEAN Collection

This activity allows students to make El Nino in a container, but it might work better as a teacher demonstration. The introduction and information provided describe El Nino, its processes and its ...
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