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Sounding Box Activity - Download Printable Version (pdf, 143Kb)

 

Make and Map Your Own Sea Floor!

It is your job to discover the profile of the ocean bottom.

You must chart the water depths so that ships can safely navigate.

Here is how this activity works:

You will build a Sounding Box to hide a pretend sea floor.

Then, you take depth measurements and chart your results.

You can either make your own sounding box, or you can work in pairs or in a group to make separate boxes and then trade with each other to explore your own personal ocean!


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