In this POLIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning), students read, analyze data and diagrams to understand how the ocean floor features formed. There is an emphasis on Mid Ocean Ridges, and Trenches, along with plate tectonics' role in their formation.
Students will be able to comprehend the objectives by completing activity and included questions. Because this activity is divided into 'sections" that the student moves through at their own pace, it is perfect for cooperative learning groups. POGIL lends itself to student centered learning; perfect for the homeschooled student.