Guest post by: Erich Landstrom

As the world pauses this April to remember the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, one questions has often been overlooked: for a ship heading into New York City, why wasn’t the iceberg deflected or dissolved before the collision? 

Now, a Florida science teacher Erich Landstrom has created a classroom investigation on how the Gulf Stream current is responsible for the wreck of the ill-fated ocean liner. The NSTA News Story is available at

The sinking of the ocean liner Titanic 100 years ago is perhaps the most famous–and most studied–disaster of the 20th century. Countless books and movies have examined in great detail the actions, choices and mistakes that led to the Titanic colliding with an iceberg the night of April 14, 1912, and sinking within hours, with approximately 1,500 people losing their lives in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.


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