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In this activity, students create a model of sea floor spreading using two sheets of white paper and a metric ruler. The paper strips are pulled through a slit representing a mid-ocean ridge and divergent plate boundary. The model mimics how molten material rises to the surface and then spreads out in both directions. The resource is part of the teacher's guide accompanying the video, NASA SCI Files: The Case of the Shaky Quake. Lesson objectives supported by the video, additional resources, teaching tips and an answer sheet are included in the teacher's guide.

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    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Continental drift,NSDL,Upper Elementary,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Elementary School,Magnetic reversals,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123744604T,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Geologic processes,Earth Science,Geoscience,Plate tectonics

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