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Other

Description:

In this activity, students will gain an understanding of how geologists determine rates of sea floor spreading between two tectonic plates. Using a strip map of the North Atlantic seafloor, they will measure distances and note the ages of the strips of seafloor basalt. They will also gain experience applying some basic, useful mathematical concepts such as the calculation and use of velocities and conversion from one set of units to another.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

Space Science,Geologic time,Middle School,NSDL,Chemistry,Geology,Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003233234439T,NSDL_SetSpec_dlese.org,High School,Space sciences,Physical sciences,Structural geology,Physics,Geoscience,Astronomy,Earth science

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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