Sea Floor Explorer Lab/Cruise
Grades 6-8

Science Field Trip 4 hours

Students study the dynamic effects of plate tectonics through the investigation of sea floor geology, sediment cores, microfossils, underwater seismology and more. Aboard the R/V Sea Explorer, students get a chance to take part in scientific sampling and exploration. Students will survey the sea floor using scientific equipment including a gravity corer, and side scan sonar.

6th: S 1a, b, c, d, e; 2d; 7a, b, f, g
7th: S 4a, b, c, e, f; 7a
8th: S 1c, d; 2a, d, e; 8c, d