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Ocean Unit


Students will be focusing on two chapters (six sections) pertaining to "Oceans." Everything from Ocean Composition and Waves and Tides, to Life in the Ocean and Ocean Pollution. Learning will be interactive with online, as well as, small group instruction.

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*Identify the origin of the water in Earth’s oceans. *Explain how dissolved salts and other substances get into seawater. *Describe the composition of seawater.
*Explain how winds and the Coriolis effect influence surface currents. *Discuss the temperatures of coastal waters. *Describe density currents.
*Describe wave formation. *Distinguish between the movement of water particles in a wave and the movement of the wave. *Explain how ocean tides form.
*Differentiate between a continental shelf and a continental slope. *Describe a mid-ocean ridge, an abyssal plain, and an ocean trench. *Identify the mineral resources found on the continental shelf and in the deep ocean.
*Describe photosynthesis and chemosynthesis in the oceans. *List the key characteristics of plankton, nekton, and benthos. *Compare and contrast ocean margin habitats. *List five types of ocean pollution. *Explain how ocean pollution affects the entire w
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