Actvity Summary: Students interpret data from an early leg of the scientific ocean drilling program to determine how scientists solidified their understanding of seafloor spreading.



  • Standard B: Science as inquiry
  • Standard C: Physical science
  • Standard D: Life science
  • Standard E: Earth and space science

  • Patterns
  • Cause and effect
  • Scale, proportion, quantity
  • System and system models
  • Structure and function
  • Stability and change

  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence

  • ESS1. C The history of the planet Earth
  • ESS2.A Earth materials and systems
  • ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions
  • ESS2. E Biogeology
  • LS1.B Growth and development of organisms
  • LS1.C Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
  • LS2.B Cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems
  • LS3. B Variation of traits
  • PS1.A Structure of matter
  • PS2.A Forces and motion