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Mapping the Ocean Floor

Lesson Plan Overview

After an introduction in which students try to identify hidden objects by the sounds they make when shaken in a box, students use string to map a model ocean floor by taking depth readings to simulate sonar.

Source COSEE-Central Gulf of Mexico
Subjects Earth Science Math Technology
Grades 3-5

Literacy Principles:

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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