Currents

Useful Websites

The OceanWorld team has spent time scouring the web for websites which will best further your understanding of the topic. The sites are rated and linked below with the high points briefly summarized.

Site title

The Gulf Stream Voyage

Site Producer

Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education CIESE

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
middle school

Synopsis

Provides historic background on the discovery of the Gulf Stream. The site also provides links to near real-time data with a model activity.

Site title

Victor the Vector

Site Producer

Ocean 98

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
elementary

Synopsis

Educative story for young people (8 - 10 years old). Victor the Vector flows with ocean currents. He learns about currents, temperature, waves, fronts, upwelling, etc: He gets into trouble along his journey and makes many animal and plant friends. He and his mother Vera went in different directions. He searches for her and eventually they are united again.

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