Seafloor Spreading: Plate Tectonics Lesson 2

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Save time with this No Prep lesson on Seafloor Spreading. Start your lesson with a clip from “The Hunt for Red October.” Students listen as SONAR pings approach a submarine in an intense standoff. Connect this Idea to Harry Hess and his time in the NAVY using SONAR to map the ocean floor. This new technology of its time allowed him to establish the concept of sea floor spreading. Students can complete scribble notes on sea floor spreading and magnetic stripping. Additionally, use our interactive Google Sorts to have your class create a digital model of SONAR and ocean floor mapping. Use the incomplete notes and video lesson as an IEP accommodation that meets every learners need (be sure to note this in your grade book for your protection). This lesson package is a flexible mix of face to face teaching, print and digital resources. Use it all in one class period or mix it with your existing lessons to spice things up. The lesson presentation and incomplete notes are completely editable, so you can customize according to your needs. Earlier lessons in this series are listed below.

Lesson 1: Continental Drift

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27 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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