Seafloor Spreading Graphing Activity: Map the Ocean Floor

Seafloor Spreading Graphing Activity:  Map the Ocean Floor
Seafloor Spreading Graphing Activity:  Map the Ocean Floor
Seafloor Spreading Graphing Activity:  Map the Ocean Floor
Seafloor Spreading Graphing Activity:  Map the Ocean Floor
Seafloor Spreading Graphing Activity:  Map the Ocean Floor
Seafloor Spreading Graphing Activity:  Map the Ocean Floor
Seafloor Spreading Graphing Activity:  Map the Ocean Floor
Seafloor Spreading Graphing Activity:  Map the Ocean Floor
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Nice extension activity when studying seafloor spreading and continental drift in a plate tectonics unit!

Supports Standards: NGSS MS-ESS2-1 and MS-ESS2-2

Students are first given a very quick introduction about how scientists use sonar to measure the depth of the ocean. They are then given data about longitude and depth, and must plot the information on a provided graph. (To make it easier, the graph already has the axis labeled.) The graph creates a "side profile" of the Atlantic ocean floor. After the graph is complete, students "work up" the graph by coloring the Earth and the ocean, and labeling the Mid-Atlantic ridge and other features. There are also 8 worksheet questions that review seafloor spreading and continental drift.

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This activity compliments our Graphing Seafloor Spreading Activity perfectly!

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