Oceanography A Course Resources

Geological Oceanography

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Instructor Information

Emily Kroutil

Email: Emily.Kroutil@gavirtualschool.org

Phone: 470-238-8663 (voicemail)

The resources in this newsletter are in addition to those found in MODULE 3: Geological Oceanography of your course content. You should first go through the content and complete the quizzes and activities. These resources are to supplement your understanding of the concepts. Please contact me if you have questions!

ASSIGNMENT RESOURCES AND TIPS

Assignment: Ocean Basin - NOT GRADED

  • The instructions for this assignment are on page 6 of the module.
  • While this worksheet is no longer required for a grade, it would be an excellent review for the module Test.

Lab: Mapping the Ocean Floor

  • The instructions for this assignment are on page 6 of the module.
  • This video will walk you through how to do this assignment: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/f51f9a95-ef7d-45bd-8893-0c842b70622a
  • When creating your graph for this lab, refer to this video for help in creating a graph: https://youtu.be/6B3z-e4h04Y
  • Labeling Axes: Remember, your x-axis is the independent variable and the y-axis is the dependent. This means that the quantity on the y-axis DEPENDS on the quantity on the x-axis. So, the number of trials or number of flips should be on the x-axis because they DETERMINE the number on the y-axis.
  • There is a video in the Oceanography as Science that shows you how to create a graph using Excel.
Mapping the Ocean Floor Lab

Assignment: Plate Tectonics - NOT GRADED

  • The instructions for this assignment are on page 6 of the module.
  • While this worksheet is no longer required for a grade, it would be an excellent review for the module Test.

Assignment: Ocean Floor - NOT GRADED

  • The instructions for this assignment are on page 6 of the module.
  • While this worksheet is no longer required for a grade, it would be an excellent review for the module Test.

Lab: Salty Water

Discussion: Geological Oceanography

  • "In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue."

    You have just learned about the seafloor spreading which occurs in the Atlantic Basin. Taking this into consideration, how much further do you think Columbus would have to sail if he traveled across the Atlantic today? Go to Discussions and participate in the one labeled Unit 3 "Plate Tectonics Discussion". Describe the reasons for your opinion. Make sure you fill in the entire textbox to receive full credit. Give your response to this question and respond to 2 other classmate's comments.


  • Use the RUBRIC to help you write a discussion posting that will earn full points.
  • You MUST respond to two classmates with responses that are AT LEAST 3 sentences in order to earn full credit. "I agree with..." or "I disagree with..." is not enough to earn full points for a response. You must say why you agree or disagree and back up your reasoning.

Test: Geological Oceanography

  • Please review your notes and complete the review resources on page 7 of the module before starting your test.
  • A great way to study for your test is to complete the three non-graded worksheets above: Ocean Basin, Plate Tectonics, and Ocean Floor.
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Additional Resources

Mapping the Ocean Floor Lab
Salty Water Lab Walkthrough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRoKUpAypoM
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