The Earth is an ocean world, with 71% of its surface covered by water. This fact makes it difficult for us to see the contours and features that make up the dynamic seafloor. This resource is a 5-part lesson about seafloor mapping and how RV Investigator can map the depths of the seafloor to improve our understanding of this blue planet.
Chris La Rosa, Tagai State College, Queensland
|Nature of the inquiry problem||
How do we map the seafloor? How can we create accurate charts of seafloor features hidden out of eyesight beneath the waves?
|Suitable year levels and subject areas||
Australian Curriculum (ACARA)
Year 6 Humanities and Social Science, and Science
Year 8 Science
Year 6 Humanities and Social Science
Year 6 Science
Year 8 Science
Students will learn to read and create their own bathymetric maps. They will use their knowledge of measurement, graphing, use of scale and converting units. This learning will be linked to an understanding of submarine landforms.
|Student Learning Outcomes*||
Students will have a better understanding of how modern echolocation technology assists researchers in more accurately mapping the seafloor.
Student investigation - collaborative task.
Worksheet questions provided
|Information and communications technology (ICT)||
Use of Microsoft Excel.
© Seafloor Mapping (created by Chris La Rosa) (2021) Copyright owned by Department of Education, Queensland. Except as otherwise noted, this work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/