Your Safer Source for Science

Since 1977

Address P.O. Box 219 Batavia, IL 60510
Phone 800-452-1261
Fax 866-452-1436
Email flinn@flinnsci.com

Sea Floor Spreading—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7171

Price: $68.50

In Stock.

With the Sea Floor Spreading and Plate Tectonics Classroom Activity Kit for Earth science and geology, simulate the amazing process of sea floor spreading and continental drift over geological time.

See more product details

Product Details

Simulate the amazing process of sea floor spreading and continental drift over geological time using this hands-on activity model! Students use the detailed model to observe the forces that push the tectonic plates apart and cause continental drifting. They then recreate the processes that led to the expansion of the ocean over the past 150 million years by taking visual “snapshots” of the Earth as it evolved through the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods and into the Cenozoic Era. Includes thorough detailed background information, step-by-step procedures, student worksheets, complete teacher notes with sample data and answers to all questions, and enough materials for 30 students working in pairs.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Ocean bases, blue, laminated, 11" x 14", 10
Ocean crust worksheets, purple, laminated, 8-1/2" x 11", 10
Ocean crust worksheets, red, laminated, 8-1/2" x 11", 10
Ocean crust worksheets, yellow, laminated, 8-1/2" x 11", 10
Pangaea continental plates worksheets, 10


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
HS-ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
HS-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function

Performance Expectations

HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
HS-ETS1-2: Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.