6 weeks 15 hours
An Expedition to the Seafloor
Using Google Earth and ocean cores to analyze seafloor spreading.
Activity Type:Classroom Activities
Students will be able to:
Use Google Earth to evaluate real data collected from the Deep Sea Drilling Project to discover evidence of seafloor spreading.
Use the data you collect to create a graph showing the relationship between distance from the spreading center and age of the sediments (Distance vs. Age).
Explain a historical perspective of science research
National Science Education Content Standards:
Standard E: Earth and space science
Next Generation Science Standards: Cross Cutting Concepts:
Next Generation Science Standards: Science and Engineering Practices:
Analyzing and interpreting data
Next Generation Science Standards: Core Ideas:
ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions