Middle School / Earth Science

Mapping the Ocean Floor

In this lab, students will use a motion sensor to scan a cross-section of a simulated ocean floor terrain.


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5_Mapping_The_Ocean_Floor.pdf 333.47 KB

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Motion Sensor

Wireless Motion Sensor

The Wireless Motion Sensor uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of objects.

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Middle School Earth Science Teacher Guide

Mapping the Ocean Floor