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Excavating and Mapping Under Water


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Excavating and Mapping Under Water

In this archaeology activity, learners consider ways in which excavating an underwater site is different from excavating a terrestrial site. Through experimentation, learners discover new techniques that are important when dealing with this unique kind of archaeological site. This activity is featured on pp.57-60 (part of a lesson that begins on p.55) of the "Treasures of the Earth: Discover Clues to the Past" unit of study for grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
    • Earth's History
      • Archeology
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Ocean Engineering
    • Technology
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results
    • Science as a Career
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and History

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, ©2011

Funding Sources:

  • AAA Insurance
  • Indianapolis Honda Dealers
  • Key Bank
  • National Geographic

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