Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature

In this classroom activity, students access sea surface temperature and wind speed data from a NASA site, plot and compare data, draw conclusions about surface current and sea surface temperature, and link their gained understanding to concerns about global climate change.

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Joan Carter
NASA - My NASA Data Collection
Activity takes one to two class periods. Computer access is necessary for students.

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Good design and concept.

Computer and printer access is essential. Students or small groups of students are each working on their own set of maps.