It’s Sedimentary, My Dear Watson

Lesson Plan Overview

In this introductory activity, students analyze core sample data to identify sediment composition on the ocean floor. They use Google Earth to make their own qualitative observations that help them determine the types of sediments that make up the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. 

Source: Deep Earth Academy/Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Grades: 6-8

Lesson Plans

Its Sedimentary

Literacy Principles:

OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

OLP#2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth.

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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