Oceans drive the weather on our planet, exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen, and ultimately support all life. We have yet to explore more than a tiny fraction of their volume, but we do understand how the various ocean cycles affect other parts of the planet. These worksheets will introduce students to wave formation, tides, important currents, and more. Each short reading passage is accompanied by questions for students. Answer keys have been provided.
Fun Fact: The Mariana Trench, located in the western Pacific Ocean, is almost seven miles deep! Incredibly, life has been found even at this depth.