California Academy of Sciences: Differing Densities - Fresh and Salt Water

We know that melting glaciers lead to sea level rise, but what else?

This lesson extension to Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise demonstrates the role density plays in water circulation and paves the way to discussing thermohaline circulation, or the “great ocean conveyor belt.”

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Climate Change, Density, Oceanography
K-6, Middle School, Educator
5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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