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Sands of the World - UCLA Ocean Globe

Lesson Plan 

Students examine sand samples from around the world and identify the possible origin of each sample on a world map using latitude and longitude.

Concept: Sands
Sand is a mixture of land and ocean substances.

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Systems, order, and organization
Constance, change, and measurement

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

9-12 B Physical Science
Motions and forces
Interactions of energy and matter

9-12 D Earth and Space Science
Origin and evolution of the earth system

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 2. The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth (concept d)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 14 Ocean Sediments