LP-Investigating Ocean Floor Structures

Investigating Ocean Floor Structures
In this introductory lesson, students will learn ocean floor structure vocabulary as they diagram and sculpt the ocean floor
Investigating Ocean Floor Structures
In this introductory lesson, students will learn ocean floor structure vocabulary as they diagram and sculpt the ocean floor
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Esential Questions

  • How do geologic processes shape the ocean floor?
  • What are the structures of the ocean floor?

Scientific Phenomena

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

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Extreme Environments & Life at Axial Seamount