Ocean Currents A Hands-on Experiment
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About the Event
Ocean currents are driven by wind, water density differences, and tides. Ocean movement is created by the governing principles of physics and chemistry. Friction, drag, and density all come into play when describing the nature of a wave, the movement of a current, or the ebb of a tide. Ocean motion is influenced by occurrences here on Earth that are familiar, like heat changes and wind. It also requires a shift in perspective to encompass the movement of planets, the Moon, and the Sun. Though it appears we live on a stable and stationary planet, we are, in fact, whipping through space around the Sun in an orbit and spinning on an axis. This planetary movement has a strong effect on how oceans move.
Learn why a balanced and healthy eco-system is necessary for wildlife and humans in our symbiotic relationship.
For the experiment please have the following materials ready:
1. You will need a tray 2"- 3" inches deep tray
2. Food coloring
3. Rocks, cups, or glasses to represent land masses.
4. Warm water
5. Ice cubes
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