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Sea Floor Spreading 1
This SERC Starting Point site presents an introductory tutorial on Excel for students with no prior Excel experience. The tutorial is based on the geodynamics Model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. This site explains learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and offers resources related to the exercise.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Tutorial
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
We encourage the reuse and dissemination of the material on this site for educational, noncommercial purposes as long as attribution is retained. To this end the material on this site is offered under a Creative Commons license. Authors of original works submitted to SERC retain their copyright. But in volunteering the works they agree to offer it under this license allowing for reuse and redistribution with attribution. Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for all materials that they distribute within their work.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-613
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr Cathy Manduca
Carleton College