Ocean Currents Lesson for Kids


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What category of currents do waves belong in?

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1. There are two main categories of currents. They are surface currents and _____.

2. Currents in the northern hemisphere rotate in a _____ circular motion.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you've ever been to the ocean, you've probably noticed the ocean water going in and out over and over again. This is because of something called the ''ocean current,'' and you can test your understanding of it by answering the questions found in this online quiz and worksheet. Each question here will go over a different fact you will need to know in order to understand ocean currents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The different categories of currents
  • Currents in the northern hemisphere
  • Currents in the southern hemisphere
  • The effects of ocean currents

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see how well you can remember some of the major facts about ocean currents
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand everything that you read about the different categories of ocean currents
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of ocean currents to answer questions about the types of ocean currents found in different parts of the world

Additional Learning

Learn more about ocean currents by reading through the lesson called Ocean Currents Lesson for Kids. This lesson has facts on:

  • How the oceans move
  • Surface currents
  • Deep water currents
  • How currents affect the Earth