Sampling the Ocean Floor
Students sample goodies from an unseen ocean floor and try to accurately describe their composition. This simulation helps students explain the limitations of sampling and the problem of obtaining representative samples of sea floor sediments.
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Community Ecology and Sampling
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6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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7th Science CCSS: Designed
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6th - 9th Science