Lesson Plan

Watching in 3D

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Bring the ocean floor to life! Earth science scholars discover the process of deep sea mapping in the third installment in a series of five lessons about ocean exploration. The teacher's guide includes helpful resources, worksheets, and answer keys designed to help the class create their own bathymetric maps using 4-D computer software.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the Sonar Background Review Worksheet to assess the class' understanding of the technology prior to launching the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires iView4D software; plan in advance to get the software loaded onto computers for student use
  • Pupils should be grouped in threes or fours for portions of the lesson
  • The content is interesting and provides a view of current research and exploration methods
  • Lesson plan contains extensions and modifications to fit a variety of learning styles
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