Covers divergent plate boundaries in the ocean and on land.
Video lecture on divergent plate boundaries in the ocean. Includes information about the mid-ocean ridge, sea-floor spreading, and evidence of sea-floor spreading.
An animation that shows how the lithosphere thins as plates move away from each other. New oceanic lithosphere is created when basalt magma from the mantle is forced up into fractures in the crust. The submarine mid-ocean ridges form the longest mountain ranges in the world.
Students explore plate boundaries using food and an online simulation.
Quiz on Divergent Plate Boundaries in the Oceans
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Divergent Plate Boundaries in the Oceans.
To stress understanding of a concept by summarizing the main idea and applying that understanding to create visual aids and generate questions and comments using a Concept Matrix.
To organize information and provide a visual representation and summary that shows a cycle (path) and to facilitate the understanding of the main topic using a Cycle Diagram.
Introduce deep sea organisms through clip from Aliens of the Deep. Students are asked to look at the food web and design a submarine.
Discover hydrothermal vent life and what it means for the origin of life on Earth.
Illustrated mind map for Divergent Plate Boundaries in the Oceans.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Divergent Plate Boundaries in the Oceans, Divergent Plate Boundaries, and Transform Plate Boundaries. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
An animation of a divergent plate boundary at a mid-ocean ridge.