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Sediment Bottle - COSEE Coastal Trends

Lesson Plan 

Students mix a variety of sediments with water in a clear container to observe particle separation based on size.

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
Evidence, models, and explanation
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

9-12 D Earth and Space Science
Geochemical cycles

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