Ocean Currents

Learn more about currents: how they are formed and how they impact life in the ocean

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Individual or group activity

Duration: 10 min video

Type of activity: documentary, experiments

Language: English

Materials required: additional materials for the modelization shown in the videos

The five oceans are connected in one big global ocean. It is crucial for a lot of things: oxygen, food, biodiversity, energy, transport, etc.

Find out through a model ocean how the thermohaline circulation works, using colored water at different temperatures.

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