High Pressure in the Deep Ocean

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Link to Resource: https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/high-pressure-in-the-deep-ocean/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Science Friday
Publication Date:2016
Summary:Though oceans cover more than 70 percent of Earth's surface, less than 5 percent of our oceans have been explored. Research and commercial vessels travel the surface of the ocean regularly, but the deepest parts of the ocean remain largely unseen by humans. The ocean floor in particular is home to unique marine organisms, as well as enormous geological features like volcanoes, canyons, and ridgelines. In order to take full advantage of these opportunities for discovery, scientists and explorers must first overcome one of the biggest challenges of deep ocean exploration: extreme pressure. Want to try your hand at pressure compaction at home? You can replicate the pressures of the deep ocean on EPF using a pump or syringe.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.C
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; earth; earth science; elementary school; geology; geoscience; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; oceans
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