Module 1: The Oceans of Our Planet, Part 2

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August 26, 2014 PowerPoint  Honors Marine Biology Module 1 Part 2

Our class challenge got off to a great start this year.  Congratulations goes to our crazy sock winner Cameryn Bowers and a big thank you to all of you who participated this week!  I forgot to take a picture of everyone who participated.  😦  Next week’s challenge is to take a picture of your pet (or borrow someone’s pet).

Here is the website that I used in class that tracks all of the earthquakes that occur each day in the earth.                                   

Experiment 1.2 Vertical Motion of the Thermoclines allowed us to observe the upturning of the water when colder water is introduced to the tank.  When we poured cold water dyed red into warm water, the cold denser (heavier) water remained at the bottom of the tank.

Experiment 1.2  Motion of thermocline

Within a few minutes, the  warm water and cold water mixed together in the aquarium, stabilizing the temperature and the whole tank became red water.   We conclude that cold water is denser (heavier) and will collect on the bottom of the aquarium and the warmer water (less dense) will remain on the surface of the aquarium.

The following will help you understand the concepts that we have been studying.


  1. Class Challenge: Pet Photograph;
  2. Study for Quiz on Currents (Figures 1.14 and 1.15);
  3. Answer On Your Own Questions (OYO’s) Questions: 1.10 – 1.15;
  4. Answer Study Guide Questions (pages 31-32) : define j – o  and  answer 10 – 17
  5. Complete Experiment 1.2 Vertical Motion of the Thermoclines
    in Lab Book
  6. Take Module 1 Test
  7. Read Module 2 Pages 33 – 45

Have a great week! -Mrs. S

“The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples have seen His glory.”                                                                                                                            -Psalm 97:6

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