The overarching goal of this lesson is to teach students about ocean ecosystems. It is important for them to have a basic understanding of how different the ocean floors are than any other ecosystem.
Objectives: As a result of this lesson SWBAT:
• identify several regions of the ocean floor: the continental shelf, the continental slope, and the abyssal plain.
• describe and recognize these features on the ocean floor: mid-ocean ridges, seamounts, and trenches.
• describe how islands are formed.