Advanced Placement / Environmental Science

Seafloor Spreading and Plate Tectonics

In this lab, students use a magnetic field sensor to explore the movement of Earth's crustal plates and the evidence that is used to support the theory of plate tectonics.


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09_Seafloor_Spread_Plate_Tectonics_S.docx 667.89 KB
09_Seafloor_Spread_Plate_Tectonics_S.pdf 116.11 KB
ENVSCI_09_Seafloor_Spread_Plate_Tectonics.spklab 431.47 KB

Featured Equipment

3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor

Wireless Magnetic Field Sensor

This 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor can sense the Earth’s magnetic field, magnetic fields from current-carrying coils, and permanent magnets.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #09

Advanced Environmental & Earth Sciences

Seafloor Spreading and Plate Tectonics