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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).

Author(s):
Lorraine Remer
Date Accepted: 1997-06-10 Grade Group: Middle School (6-8) Benchmarks: S1.4.3 S10.2.1 S10.3.3 Keywords: fluid molecules dancing mixing stirring milk oceanography Microsoft Word: 03_06_97_1.docx PDF Document: 03_06_97_1.pdf