Convection Currents

Grade Levels: 4-8 | Duration: 60 min

Explore how differences in density can create motion in liquids. Then reflect on a demonstration of convection currents in action.
Resources

Lesson Plan PDF

Lab Connections Icon Lab Connection: Engineering for Earthquakes

Grade Levels: 4-8

Duration: 60 min

Concepts/Skills: Temperature, density, convection currents

Objectives: Students will:

  • Observe and analyze how temperature and density are related.
  • Apply their understanding of density to the phenomenon of convection currents.