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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3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor

Wireless Magnetic Field Sensor

This 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor can sense the Earth’s magnetic field and fields from coils and bar 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