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OCEAN CONVERGENCE: LET’S GET TOGETHER * Lesson Plan PPT to use with students *

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Student Observations

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Do you think something similar could happen with water and things floating in the water in the ocean to what we observed with the confetti? Where could something like this happen on Earth? How could we, or scientists in general, know that this is happening in the ocean? What kids of data could we collect?

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Monterey Bay, CA Surface Currents

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Monterey Bay, CA Surface Currents and Convergence/Divergence Zones Divergence Convergence

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Where would the confetti be collecting in the map? Monterey Bay, CA Surface Currents and Convergence/Divergence Zones Divergence Convergence

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Surface Currents & Convergence Zone Maps Divergence Convergence

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Surface Currents & Convergence Zone Maps When was your map created (what time and date did the data come from)? Did you observe any convergence zones (two darkest orange colors) on your map? If so, where was it?

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Daily Questions 1. What are convergence zones and where can they be found?

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Daily Questions 1. What are convergence zones and where can they be found? 2. How can convergence zones impact the ecology of an area?

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