Learning Lesson: That Sinking Feeling

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Link to Resource: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_sink
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:Ocean water is salty and, in general, cold. Differences in the water density associated with temperature and salinity are vital in shaping the Great Ocean Conveyor. This lesson plan demonstrates how salinity and temperature affect density of water.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-6
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; high school; lesson; meteorology; middle school; noaa; nws; oceans; water; water systems; weather
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