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Roots of the Mariana Arc

Plumb the depths of the Submarine Ring of Fire and explore seismic waves with this lesson. Junior geologists simulate s-waves and p-waves, calculate their speeds, and then apply the data to discover the material that makes up inner Earth. Detailed directions, student handouts, and internet resources provide everything you need to present a memorable lesson on seismology.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Usage Permissions
Public Domain
Included Materials
  • Activity
  • Vocabulary
  • Worksheet

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