Mud is Mud...or is it?

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We know that the type of soil varies by location, but does the seafloor sediment also vary, or is it all the same? Scholars compare photos of the seafloor from two different locations: the Savannah Scarp and the Charleston Bump. Through a visual comparison, they draw conclusions about the similarities and differences.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson by comparing different types of sand under a microscope and discussing why such variety exists
  • Request free samples from each site for a more hands-on exploration of the sediments
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of classification, sediment, and visual discrimination
Pros

  • Offers tips for working with deaf students during the lesson
  • Connects earth science, oceanography, and geology
  • Provides extension ideas with many free resources
Cons

  • None
Common Core