Making Currents

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This week the Marine & Environmental Science Camp got to experience the impact density has on currents in the ocean.  Campers experimented with solutions of different salinities/densities, trying to determine where the samples were collected (e.g. ocean water, Lagoon water, or fresh water). The higher the salinity, the higher the density the water sample, which allowed them to determine the location samples were collected.  Campers were also taught about currents, or the movement of water both on the surface of the ocean and within the deep ocean. Campers than were able to simulate their own ocean currents using food coloring, salt, and ice.

 

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Campers preparing an experiment to determine the different densities of solutions

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