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Wreck Detectives

Lesson Plan Overview

Students utilize a grid system to document the location of artifacts recovered from a model shipwreck site. Students use data about the location and types of artifacts recovered from a model shipwreck site to draw inferences about the sunken ship and the people who were aboard. Students identify and explain types of evidence and expertise that can help verify the nature and historical content of artifacts recovered from shipwrecks.

Source NOAA Ocean Explorer
Subjects History Physical Science
Grades 3-5 6-8

Literacy Principles:

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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