Mid-ocean Ridge Teacher Resources
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Activity 3: Using Photo Images to Explore Life on the Ocean FloorLesson Planet
6th - 9th
Learners work in groups with copies of the three photo images provided with the lesson. They make observations about mussels and clams. Students discuss reasons scientists use a representative sample of a population rather than the...
Mid Ocean Ridges, Volcanoes, and the ArcticLesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th
Journey underwater for a better look at the tectonic plates and the volcanoes they create. Although this video is slightly dry, it is packed with valuable information and easy-to-understand visual images. Consider using a portion to...
Plate Tectonics and Contributions from Scientific Ocean DrillingLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Ever wonder what it was like when scientists made a discovery that proved a long-standing scientific theory? Your class can't actually travel back in time to witness the validation of continental drift, but they can analyze the same data...
Earth Materials - Geology and Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
5th - 8th
Not going into depth on any one topic, this Earth science presentation skims the crust. It touches on the materials that construct the crust and then moves into plate tectonics. This is a useful and colorful note-taking guide for your...
Nannofossils Reveal Seafloor Spreading TruthLesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Spread the word about seafloor spreading! Junior geologists prove Albert Wegener right in an activity that combines data analysis and deep ocean exploration. Learners analyze and graph fossil sample data taken from sites along the...
Sediment Deposition Supports Seafloor SpreadingLesson Planet
5th - 12th
How do seafloor sediment deposits support the theory of seafloor spreading? Dive in to an activity comprised of observation and data analysis. Learners examine the Juan de Fuca Ridge and graph data collected during an actual expedition....
The Whole Saga of the SupercontinentsLesson Planet
9 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
See the world as it was—and also how it will be! A riveting video from a vast biology and earth science playlist takes viewers back in time to see how supercontinents formed, broke apart, and formed again. The resource includes a sneak...