Mapping the Unknown

High schoolers explain how early maps of the ocean bottom were made. They describe and execute a method for producing a low-resolution map of a surface that cannot be seen or touched. Students analyze the data from a mapping activity and identify areas of interest. They simulate "soundings" to visualize and map an unknown object using a Mystery Box, cardboard box with a shoe or some other familiar object attached to the inside bottom.

9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
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