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Surveying Shipwrecks

Week 4 Lesson 2307 Exploring MichiganScience 6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade Aired Week of 7/1/2023
Surveying Shipwrecks

This lesson will explore the phenomenon of corrosion as students learn about sunken ships in the Great Lakes and the glass-bottomed tour boats that take people to explore them. In doing so, they’ll delve into such science topics related to exploring shipwrecks as gas laws and more.

  • Know what corrosion is and why it happens
  • Understand how gas pressure changes with depth underwater affecting scuba divers
  • Be able to model the chemical change process of corrosion