ENVIRONMENT Call it the Great Gulf Stream Slowdown: An Atlantic Ocean current that helps regulate the global climate has reached a 1,000-year low, according to two new studies. (NPR) Use our video resource to help students better understand how the Gulf Stream and other ocean currents contribute to climate. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Sluggish Gulf Stream Reaches Slowest Rate in More than 1,000 Years
WORLD A Perth family has found the world’s oldest known message in a bottle, more than 130 years after it was thrown into the sea. (ABC News) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to help students navigate the journey of the bottle. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of today’s key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion … Continue reading Oldest-Known Message in a Bottle Washes Up in Australia
SCIENCE Research reveals the pathways and timescales of deep, overturning waters around Antarctica. (MIT News) What are those deep, overturning waters called? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research examines the geography of the “large, deep currents in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans” as they flow southward and converge around Antarctica. What is … Continue reading Deep Waters Spiral Around Antarctica
ENVIRONMENT The Tohoku tsunami of 2011 caused longest maritime migration ever recorded, with crustaceans, sea slugs and worms riding 4,800 miles from Japan to the North American west coast. (The Guardian) What was the Tohoku tsunami? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit Text Set. Discussion Ideas The “tsunami travelers” described in the Guardian article are associated with … Continue reading Tsunami Travelers
SCIENCE Researchers say methane bubbling to the surface of the ocean could explain the sudden loss of ships in the western North Atlantic. (Guardian) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to find the Bermuda Triangle. If you dare. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Some scientists think bubbly … Continue reading ‘Burps of Death’ in the Bermuda Triangle?