The term “Bermuda Triangle” refers to an approximate area in the Atlantic Ocean where, as certain tales go, planes and boats have disappeared throughout history with explanation.
While some people believe in the mystery and fascination of this “spooky” area, science does not indicate that anything out of the ordinary or unexplainable has ever happened in the Bermuda Triangle. Environmental factors like storms, shallow water, and compass problems are among the likely factors that have contributed to the difficulties that certain planes and boats have had in that area. – Because it has not been shown that planes and boats passing through the Bermuda Triangle experience any more trouble than planes and boats that travel through other parts of the ocean, there is no reason to be scared about flying in a plane or going on a boat that will visit this area.
ExplorationThe OceanHave a grown-up help you find the area known as the Bermuda Triangle on a map. Have you or anyone you know ever traveled through this area?What are some things you’ve learned about the Atlantic Ocean? For example, what countries touch the Atlantic Ocean? Is the water in the Atlantic Ocean cold or warm? How big is the Atlantic Ocean compared to the other oceans??
Sources & links
“The Bermuda Triangle.” National Ocean Service. 22 Mar. 2011. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ”“ U.S. Department of Commerce. 01 Nov. 2011 "Bermuda Triangle." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2011. Web. 01 Nov. 2011.