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Outcome: Gather, analyze, and interpret environmental data about the ocean's effects on climate.
Grade level: 5-8
Theme: 21st century technology

Design your own experiment based on the activities conducted for the following outcomes:
  1. Explain the energy conversions found in the water cycle.
  2. Explain the effect of solar energy on the water cycle.
  3. Explain the effect of temperature on density.
  4. Explain the effect of density on ocean circulation.
  5. Explain the effect of solar energy heat on ocean circulation.
  6. Explain the effect of solar energy on wind and cloud formation and the effect solar energy, wind and clouds have on climate.
  7. Explain that the ocean holds a large amount of heat and the effect this has on climate.
Use the online tools where applicable.