This activity teaches students how bathymetric maps (topographic maps of underwater landforms) are made by using sonar. Students use a simulated sonar exercise to map something they cannot see and then see how close they were to the actual shape. They produce a bathymetric map and answer questions about this process.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-010
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Author: Ellen P. Metzger
San Jose State University