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Mixing and Stirring

Combining two fluids (confluence of two rivers, Mediterranean water spilling over the straits of Gibraltar into the Atlantic) involves two processes: (1) stirring -- stretching of the bulk fluid, and (2) mixing -- exchange of materials on the molecular level (diffusion).

Grade Level: Middle School (6-8)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: S1.4.3, S10.2.1, S10.3.3
Subject Keywords: Fluid, Molecules, Oceanography, Dancing, Mixing, Stirring, Milk

Author(s): Lorraine Remer
PUMAS ID: 03_06_97_1
Date Received: 1997-03-06
Date Revised: 1997-06-06
Date Accepted: 1997-06-10

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