ERIC Number: ED216916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Lithspheric Plates and Ocean Basin Topography. Crustal Evaluation Education Project. Teacher's Guide [and] Student Investigation.
Stoever, Edward C., Jr.
Crustal Evolution Education Project (CEEP) modules were designed to: (1) provide students with the methods and results of continuing investigations into the composition, history, and processes of the earth's crust and the application of this knowledge to man's activities and (2) to be used by teachers with little or no previous background in the modern theories of sea-floor spreading, continental drift, and plate tectonics. Each module consists of two booklets: a teacher's guide and student investigation. The teacher's guide contains all of the information present in the student investigation booklet as well as: (1) a general introduction; (2) prerequisite student background; (3) objectives; (4) list of required materials; (5) background information; (6) suggested approach; (7) procedure, including number of 45-minute class periods required; (8) summary questions (with answers); (9) extension activities; and (10) list of references. Using a map showing ocean depths and features in relief, calculations are made of sea-floor spreading at mid-ocean ridges and profiles of ocean-floor topography related to plate motions are sketched. Objectives of this 2-period activity include naming major plates on both sides of Atlantic ridge, describing major topographic forms of ocean basins, and listing earth processes and topographic forms resulting from plate motions. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Geology, Instructional Materials, Oceanography, Science Activities, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Topography
Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., P.O. Box 1712, Rochester, NY 14603 (or P.O. Box 1749, Monterey, CA 93940.)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Geology Teachers.