Beneath the Sea
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Young scholars build a model of a submersible that will allow them to explore ballasts and how they operate. In this hands on lesson students participate in an activity that shows them how to control buoyancy.
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Bathymetry: Mapping Mystery Bay
Topographic maps show elevation on the ground level while bathymetry maps show the depth of features below sea level. Young scientists use simple tools to measure the hidden surface inside a box. This data helps them draw their own...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Nannofossils Reveal Seafloor Spreading Truth
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...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Effects of Underwater Pressure on the Body
Exactly what causes the the pain you feel when diving to the deep end of a pool? Find out with this short video that explores the physical laws governing the behavior of gases and the ways they affect marine life and scuba divers that...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable