Earth & Space Science
You will get to learn all about ocean currents, how they are created by energy from the sun, and the factors that control their direction.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
What are some factors that determine which way ocean currents flow?
~ Some factors include winds, the Coriolis effect, continental deflection, and the sun.
What is the Coriolis effect?
~ The Coriolis effect is when moving objects curve from a straight path due to the Earth's rotation.
What happens when ocean currents come into contact with the continents?
~ When ocean currents meet land, they change direction due to the different depths of the ocean floor near land.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should have an intellectual grasp on what an ocean current is.|
|Course||Earth & Space Science|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||ocean current,,|