What is the Gulf Stream? - Lesson for Kids


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What is a current of water?

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1. The Gulf Stream keeps coastal areas in the United States and Europe warmer because it _____.

2. Who was the first person to name the Gulf Stream and created a map for travelers to use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Gulf Stream is a major part of the weather cycles on Earth. You'll be answering questions on important topics like an explanation of a water current and the way the Gulf Stream warms Europe and the U.S.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will test what you know about the following:

  • Who named the Gulf Stream
  • Lesson learned by explorer Ponce de Leon about an ocean current
  • Example of a current of water

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Gulf Stream
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the explorer Ponce de Leon and the person who gave the Gulf Stream a name
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about how Europe and the U.S. are warmed by the Gulf Stream

Additional Learning

For more information about this ocean current, you can view the lesson named What is the Gulf Stream? - Lesson for Kids, which will teach you about the following topics:

  • Gulf Stream location
  • The speed of the water in the Gulf Stream
  • Details about its history