The activities in this book explain elementary concepts in the study of oceanography, including mapping the oceans, characteristics of water, the ocean floor, waves and currents, tides, life in the ocean, and underwater exploration. General background information, suggested activities, questions for discussion, and answers are included. Encourage students to keep completed pages in a folder or notebook for further reference and review.
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