Sixth Graders Test-drive Lawrence Hall of Science Unit on Density and Climate
Everyone talks about the weather, but our sixth graders now understand what causes it. Our students are learning to think like engineers in the final investigation of a science unit titled “Currents and Earth’s Climate.” This is the second BHDS field trial for curriculum being developed by Lawrence Hall of Science (in collaboration with Wireless Generation). Students began by learning that density differences are the primary cause of both ocean currents and air currents and how those currents affect the water cycle, which in turn affects regional climates.
“The students are now applying ideas about density to the design of an ocean exploration vehicle,” said science teacher Tim Anderson.