5. Seafloor Spreading - Getting Ready

Color coded and labelled world earthquake map: Original USGS earthquake epicenters map with mid-ocean ridges in orange, volcanic zones in red, and tectonic plate boundaries outlined in blue. See This Dynamic Planet website to download an unlabelled original.Color coded and labelled world earthquake map: Original USGS earthquake epicenters map with mid-ocean ridges in orange, volcanic zones in red, and tectonic plate boundaries outlined in blue. See This Dynamic Planet website to download an unlabelled original.

Getting Ready

  1. Make a copy of the Seafloor Spreading Model Pieces on cardstock paper for each student
  2. Set out scissors and colored pencils
  3. Remind students to bring their color coded World Earthquake Maps from Plate Patterns lesson
  4. At the front of the room display the large labeled world map from Plate Patterns lesson or a copy of the “This Dynamic Planet” poster from the USGS