Into the Deep: Mapping the Ocean Floor

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will explore how sonar technology is used to map the ocean floor. They will also calculate ocean depths using other known distances and angle measures. The students will discuss how plate tectonics change the surface of the Earth and discover how these changes might impact life forms. This lesson includes strategies for teaching diverse learners.
Author: 
Genevieve Conn
Grade Range: 
High School
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
5: Environment and Society
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future