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Standard 4

Students will understand the dynamics of the hydrosphere.

Objective 3

Analyze the physical, chemical, and biological dynamics of the oceans and the flow of energy through the oceans.

  • Brine Shrimp 1: Hatching Brine Shrimp
    Part one of a two-part lesson involving brine shrimp (see also Brine Shrimp Survival). What is the optimum salinity for hatching brine shrimp?
  • Brine Shrimp Survival
    Part two of two lessons involving brine shrimp (see also Hatching Brine Shrimp). In the first lesson, students determined optimum salinity for hatching brine shrimp. In this lesson, students raise brine shrimp, designing an artificial environment in which they can survive.
  • Ocean Tides
    From Physical Geography's online textbook and a chapter on the hydrosphere.
  • Oceans
    The purpose of this lesson is to obtain a better perception of earth's oceans and to understand earth's water cycle.


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