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Undersea Geologic Features: Bathymetry

Lesson Plan Overview

Students create models of undersea geologic features on a bathymetric chart. Students interpret and explain the difference between bathymetric charts and topographic maps.

Source: NOAA Ocean Explorer
Subjects: Geography
Grades: 6-8 9-12

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Bathymetry Lesson Plan

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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