Connecting Oceans, Energy, and Weather

Connecting Oceans, Energy, and Weather

Over a four year period we offered teacher professional development on a new ocean and climate topic each year, accompanied by related lectures delivered by scientists on their cutting edge research. The focus of Exploring Connections between the Global Oceans and the Inland Southwest series was to illustrate the importance of the ocean to our region’s weather and climate, as well as to explore how inland populations affect the global oceans. 

Module 3, Connecting Oceans, Energy, and Weather, explored the physical dynamics that link oceans to weather through energy exchange and processes related to the behavior of gases and states of water. This helps set the stage for more detailed investigations into conduction and convection.

Context for Use

Although the workshops have concluded, resources are available below. The accompanying lecture videos can be found here.

Teaching Materials

COSEE: Learning Sequence (Module 3)
COSEE: Persson Note Taking (Module 3)
COSEE: Weather Stations Lesson (Module 3)