Lesson 1: Investigating Ocean Floor Structures
In this introductory lesson, students will learn ocean floor structure vocabulary as they diagram and sculpt the ocean floor
- What are the structures of the ocean floor?
- How do geologic processes shape the ocean floor?
Project the video Extreme Environments and Life at Axial Seamount
ASK: What did you notice? What do you wonder?
Estimated time to Complete
Five (50 minute) Class Periods
Next Generation Science Standards
MS-ESS2-2 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. MS-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems | Next Generation Science Standards
MS-ESS2-3 Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions. MS-ESS2-3 Earth’s Systems | Next Generation Science Standards