Atmosphere, Elementary (K-4), Oceans
None alike and none the same.
Some are warm and some cold.
Can you find one on a globe?
Now take your finger and go around.
Follow the ocean between the ground.
Keep on going just for fun.
Are there many oceans or just one?
Stretching far from shore to shore.
High above the ocean floor.
To tell you would take too much time.
But would you at least read this rhyme
About Earth's ocean air?
Pack you suit and fins and more.
You could breath the ocean air.
What kind of birds fly way up there?
Ocean air smells kind of funny.
Full of clouds, but often sunny.
Big, dark clouds send out a warning.
How soon will it be thunderstorming?
Ocean air can be very wet.
Hot and sticky, yep, you bet.
Full of water that you can't see.
How causes all that humidity?
Ocean air can be cold and dry.
No clouds up in that ocean sky.
Ocean air can be thick with fog.
How is fog different from city smog?
Water cycle and ocean air in motion.
Bring you water from out of the ocean.
Over the mountains and across the plains.
Yesterday's shower, was that ocean rain?
Over ocean water ocean winds blow.
Some are fast and some are slow.
Some are dry and some blow rain.
Is that big storm a hurricane?
On the beach you think you might.
Use ocean winds to fly a kite.
Climbing high and dipping low.
What causes ocean winds to blow?
Ocean storms have special names.
Typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes.
Could they be prevented through a session.
Do deal with an ocean's tropical depression?
Stars in the sky on ocean nights.
Far from the shore and city lights.
Moon and stars the sky they share.
But are they a part of ocean air?
Ocean air, there's so much of it.
Stars and Moon so high above it.
Has this poem made you care.
And want to learn more about ocean air?
Some say there is a change out there.
That could change Earth's ocean air.
How could that change the plans
Of living things on Earth's dry lands?
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