Seafloor Profiling

In this lesson, students will model a seafloor with shoeboxes and wood blocks, map the seafloor using bamboo skewers, plot the data as a line graph, thereby making a profile of their seafloor, and identify geological features on the profile. Then the shoebox seafl oor models are exchanged among the student groups; each group discovers the new shoebox ocean that they have been given.

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bathymetry, cartography, transect line, nautical chart, graphic scale, modeling, technology, simulations, seafloor