Monday, September 28, 2020

Mariana Trench and the Challenger Deep - Links

Please feel free to add more suggestions to this list!

The Mariana Trench: Earth's Deepest Place
lesson plan from National Geographic, grades 6-8

look at Topographical Map of Illinois
they have them for every U.S. state

Color-It-Yourself Map of Mariana Trench

goes well with the Contour Model Kit for 2-D Topographic Map

Explorer Reaches Bottom of the Mariana Trench, Breaks Record for Deepest Dive Ever

Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag
BBC - May 13, 2019

goes well with the documentary A Plastic Ocean

and Plastic Sea: A Bird's Eye View by Kirsti Blom and Geir Wing Gabrielson

Variations in oceanic plate bending along the Mariana trench research article

A precise bathymetric map of the world’s deepest seafloor, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench (PDF) research article

goes well with Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor by Robert Burleigh

image of where the Mariana Trench is located (PNG)
we printed this at 150% and used the oil pastel transfer method to put it in the MLB

first, choose and print a b&w map that will fit in your MLB
cover the back with a thick layer of oil pastel
(you do not need to cover the places on the map with no writing)

I like the Cray-Pas Junior Artist Chubbbies since they are nice and thick

place the map where you would like it to transfer
affix lightly with a small piece or two of tape

press down HARD with a pencil point to trace over the lines of the map (do not press down on the paper anywhere else, or your map will be smudged)

remove the tape and the paper and look at your beautiful new map!

I learned this technique long ago from a blog post by Momma Skyla

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