Ocean Floor Teacher Resources
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Deep Blue Sea
Elementary schoolers identify the ocean floor in a geological sense. They create a presentation that highlights the key features of the ocean floor. This terrific lesson plan has excellent streaming video segments embedded in it, and the activities are clearly-explained.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 32 Downloads
Sampling the Ocean Floor
Students sample goodies from an unseen ocean floor and try to accurately describe their composition. This simulation helps students explain the limitations of sampling and the problem of obtaining representative samples of sea floor sediments.
3rd - 12th Science 15 Views 34 Downloads
The Ocean Floor
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text compares the ocean floor to the Grand Canyon to gives students perspective, and gives a brief coverage of the earth's crust and ocean floor characteristics.
7th - 8th Science 31 Views 263 Downloads
Mapping the Aegean Seafloor
Earth science learners create a two-dimensional topographic map of the floor of the Aegean Sea. They use it to then create a three-dimensional model of the ocean floor features. This comprehensive resource delivers strong background information, clear activity procedures, and plenty of links to related resources.
6th - 8th Science 26 Views 76 Downloads
Using "mystery bathymetry" shoeboxes, young explorers simulate sonar action to map out the topography of an un-viewable landscape. This classic activity helps physical oceanography learners understand how sonar works. It would be enriching to use when you are teaching the geologic features of the ocean floor to your earth science classes.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 39 Downloads
The Oceans, Waves, Tides & Currents
Your introductory lesson to oceanography can be outlined with this apropos presentation. It touches on the physical features of the ocean floor, waves, tides, and currents. One small issue is that some of the graphics are not of the clearest quality; you may want to take the time to update them.
5th - 7th Science 20 Views 18 Downloads
The Ocean Floor and Shore Zones
Make textbook reading more engaging using this reading activities worksheet, through which scholars review major features found on the ocean floor and the processes that formed these features. They complete 11 terms in a crossword puzzle, 4 fill-in-the-blank, and 6 short-answer questions.
7th - 10th Science 13 Views 78 Downloads
Mini-Ocean Bathymetric Mapping Research Cruise
Middle or high schoolers transform into oceanographers in a week-long simulation. To begin, each group follows directions to create a model of the ocean floor with specified features. Next, the groups prepare to set sail on a research mission by creating a research plan and a 2-D map of their ocean floor.
6th - 12th Science 11 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Map that Habitat
Students participate in an activity that replicates the creation of sea floor bathymetry by taking a simplified form of soundings in the classroom. They discuss sea floor mapping technologies, sonar, soundings, and remote sensing, conduct the activity, and identify what feature of the seafloor they have mapped and record it on a worksheet.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 2 Downloads
Ocean bottom geology has become more understood as our technology has developed. Teach young oceanographers the different features and landforms that are found on the floor of the ocean. Using a color code, collaborative groups identify such undersea features on a portion of a world map.
2nd - 9th Science 29 Views 35 Downloads
Oceanography Worksheet #1
If you are teaching physical oceanography to middle school earth scientists, here is a terrific multiple choice worksheet. Learners look at a diagram of a landscape created by glacial sediment deposition and the resulting ocean floor. They also analyze a diagram depicting both a breakwater and a groin built on a beach and the effect on the incoming waves.
6th - 9th Science 22 Views 72 Downloads
Finding Ocean Depth
How to oceanographers measure the sea's depth? Your scientists will step into their shoes in this application instructional activity, first reading about how the speed of sound and a simple formula give scientists a depth estimation. Students calculate the depth of the ocean floor at different locations and then plot these depths on a graph, following up with 4 short-answer questions.
7th - 12th Science 7 Views 96 Downloads
Glacier Bay Pacific Halibut
The National Park Service has produced a high-quality presentation on the halibut population of Glacier Bay, Alaska. It takes the viewpoint of the marine biologists or rather, ichthyologists, who have been studying the adaptations, behavior, and life cycle of these mighty fish.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Seeing Sound & Sonar
Students make inferences based on different sounds that they hear. In this inferences lesson plan, students will hear sounds of different objects and describe the sounds based on what they hear. They will answer various questions about the sounds and how they would describe the objects based on the sounds.
7th - 8th Science 9 Views 22 Downloads
Plate Tectonics Day 3 Sea Floor Spreading: Evidence for Continental Drift
Students are introduced to Sea Floor Spreading and how it provides evidence for Hess's and Deitz's theory of Continental Drift. They use paleomagnetic data to calculate the rate of Sea Floor Spreading.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Ocean Floor Model
Students construct a simulated model of the ocean floor in a shoe box. They determine that the floor of the ocean is composed of hills, plains, ridges, trenches, and sea mounts. They draw out a plan for their ocean floor which includes abyssal plains and hills, an atoll, a bay, continental shelf and slope, guyot, island, rift valley, sea mount, trench, mid-ocean range, submarine canyon, sub-duction zone.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads