Finding Ocean Depth

How to oceanographers measure the sea's depth? Your scientists will step into their shoes in this application worksheet, 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. This enrichment exercise is intended for use with the Glencoe McGraw Hill text Science Interactions.

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