1. How did the ocean originally form?
2. What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?
3. What does the sea floor look like?
4. How do earthquakes occur in the ocean?
5. Why is the ability to navigate the ocean useful to biologists?
6. How do the physical characteristics of ocean water affect marine organisms?
7. What role do ocean currents play in the distribution of marine organisms?
8. How are waves formed?
9. Why is the western coast of South America such a productive fishing area?
10. What causes tides?
GEOLOGY OF THE OCEAN
DAY 1: CHANGING SEA FLOOR
NOTES-CH3-Changing Sea Floor
Plate Tectonics Movement
Oreo LAB & Plate Tectonics
LATITUDE & LONGITUDE GAME
PRIME MERIDIAN, TROPIC OF CANCER, TROPIC OF CAPRICORN, EQUATOR, INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE, CONTINENTAL SHELF, CONTINENTAL RISE, RIDGE SYSTEM, RIFT VALLEY, SUBDUCTION ZONE, SEAMOUNT, ABYSSAL PLAIN, RIFT ZONE, CONVERGENT PLATE BOUNDARY, FRACTURE ZONE, MANTLE, LITHOSPHERE, ATHENOSPHERE, CRUST, MAGMA
DAY 2: OCEAN BOTTOM
Ocean Floor Map
Standard-Ocean Bottom Research
Honors-Ocean Bottom Research
DAY 3: OCEAN NAVIGATION
Standard-Nautical Charts Worksheet
Honors-Nautical Chart Challenge Answer Sheets
WATER, WAVES & TIDES
DAY 6: CURRENTS
Standard-Mapping Ocean Currents
Honors-Mapping Ocean Currents
Extra Credit: Using Currents to Sail Around the World
PYCNOCLINE, HALOCLINE, THERMOCLINE, VERTICLE OVERTURN, THERMOCLINE CIRCULATION, PLUNGER, FORCED WAVE, FETCH, SWELL, TSUNAMI
DAY 9: UNIT TEST