Mini Ocean & Thermohaline Current

We are returning to our lessons on density & the Thermohaline Current.  Students will be reading about the Thermohaline Current from articles in class, and one was sent home today.  I am wanting to be sure that kids understand the relationship between density, temperature, salinity, the formation of the deep ocean currents, and the lab we recently completed (which simulates the motion of the Thermohaline Current).  Students will use this information to write a somewhat formal lab report – in class.  These will be available for your review during student led conferences in March.  Please encourage your child to read the article I sent home today and to mark five key facts on the article (with a star or highlighter, for instance).  He/she will be sharing with his/her cooperative learning groups tomorrow!

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