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Michael Doig is a science teacher, web developer, and avid traveler who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Zoology and from Pace University with a Masters of Science in Teaching. He currently teaches Earth Science in a New York public high school.

ScienceBoom Episode #2 – Water Circulation & Convection

In this demonstration we visit the lab and look at the circulation of water based on temperature differences. This demonstration is done using the Oceanic Circulation Model from ScienceKit.com.

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Host: Michael Doig
Duration: 4:16

Materials

Convection Fast Facts

  • Heated fluids rise because they have a lower density
  • Cooled fluids fall because they have a higher density
  • The Equator gets more solar energy than the poles
  • Ocean water gets heated at the Equator and cooled at the poles

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