5th Grade Uses iPads to Explore the Ocean Floor

Posted by Allyson Greene at 2/1/2011 1:10:00 PM

Google Earth

Google Earth…can you see any features of the ocean floor?

To begin learning about the features of the Earth’s ocean floor, 5th graders used iPads and Google Earth to discover just how the ocean floors are like! Students paired into teams to explore the following ocean floor features:

  • Mariana trench
  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  • Seamount
  • Island
  • Continental shelf
  • Continental slope
  • Plains

If you try Google Earth, be sure your version has the ‘ocean’ layer on it. If it does, turn it on and explore! Here are some pictures of student teams in action! working team working team working team working team