Oceans and Coastal Processes Presentation & Guided Notes



This comprehensive Oceans and Coastal Processes Presentation and Guided Notes is centered around the essential question, “What are the mechanisms that impact our oceans and shorelines?” this high-quality educational tool provides an in-depth exploration of the forces shaping our vast oceans and dynamic coastlines.


In this resource, students embark on a journey to understand the origins of our oceans, the reasons behind their salinity, and the intricate circulation patterns of ocean water. Using the Surface Ocean Currents map, students practice interpreting global currents and explore their profound impact on surrounding landmasses. Additionally, students delve into the fascinating realm of coastal processes, including the role of waves and key vocabulary such as the Coriolis Effect, ocean currents, El Niño, longshore drift, sandbars, spits, barrier islands, and headlands.


The estimated 35-minute presentation is thoughtfully crafted to captivate students’ attention and spark curiosity. Paired with guided notes, students actively engage in the learning process, filling in key information as they follow along.


Elevate your science curriculum by integrating the Oceans and Coastal Processes Presentation & Guided Notes. This resource not only broadens students’ understanding of oceanic and coastal dynamics but also fosters critical thinking and scientific inquiry. Equip your students with the knowledge and skills to comprehend the mechanisms shaping our oceans and shorelines, instilling a sense of curiosity and environmental awareness that will resonate throughout their academic journey and beyond.




  • 49-Slide PowerPoint Presentation
  • 9-Page Guided Notes (Editable Google Docs)


Grade Levels: 7th – 12th
Total Pages: 57
Teaching Duration: 35 Minutes


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