High School / ChemistryEarth ScienceEnvironmental Science

Ocean Currents

Students use a temperature and conductivity sensor to investigate the driving forces behind ocean currents.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectation HS-ESS2-4: Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.


Student Files

23C_Ocean_Currents.docx 429.77 KB
23C_answer_sheet.docx 125.66 KB
23C_answer_sheet.pdf 143.10 KB
23C_Ocean_Currents.pdf 400.39 KB
23C_Ocean_Currents_Google_Slide.pdf 31.15 KB

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Featured Equipment

Wireless Conductivity Sensor

Wireless Conductivity Sensor

This waterproof sensor connects via Bluetooth® to measure both conductivity (ionic content in solution) and total dissolved solids.

Temperature Sensor

Wireless Temperature Sensor

The Wireless Temperature Sensor is a general-purpose sensor found in many science labs. With a rugged, waterproof design, and long-lasting battery, students can spend more time collecting data and less time dealing with equipment.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Ocean Currents