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A new view of seafloor spreading

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We have produced a resource that offers case studies to help teachers convey the challenges and wonder of modern science in action.

The case studies show how researchers work at, and beyond, the final frontier of the Earth’s deep oceans. Researchers take on drilling expeditions that allow them to re-examine our basic understanding of how the planet works.

The resource includes explanatory and exercise materials available to download for free. They are specifically designed to assist those teaching Geology in UK schools at A-level , AS-level and GCSE. This could be where geology is a named item on the curriculum but is also for suitable for teachers of Geography and Science, in the UK and worldwide.

This activity should be led by a teacher with materials available on the project website.

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For more information about the activity, please visit our website.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by School of Earth and Ocean Sciences. Contact Chris MacLeod at for more details.

How to book

The resources are available to download for free. If you have any questions please get in touch:

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  • TickKey stage four - ages 14-16, years 10-11
  • TickKey stage five - ages 16-18, years 12-13
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Teacher supervision is required.

Curriculum themes

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  • TickScience and technology

Activity type

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  • TickOnline resource


  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickExtracurricular or independent learning
  • TickProfessional development (CPD) for teachers
  • TickPromoting higher education
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes

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