Ocean Drilling as Evidence for Plate Tectonics


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Which of the following best describes the theory of plate tectonics?

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1. What was the name of the project started in the 1960s that was designed to extract and analyze samples from the ocean floor?

2. What was the name of the drilling and research vessel that extracted samples from the ocean floor to provide evidence supporting the theory of plate tectonics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the use of ocean drilling to show evidence for plate tectonics. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the plate tectonics and how it's described.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Description of the theory of plate tectonics
  • The drilling project from the 1960s
  • The research vessel that extracted samples from the ocean floor
  • An underwater mountain range
  • Characteristics from the ocean floor samples

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ocean floor samples
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as plate tectonics theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ocean drilling projects and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about how ocean drilling projects support the theory of how the earth's crust moves, review the corresponding lesson called Ocean Drilling as Evidence for Plate Tectonics. This lesson will help you:

  • Know how the deep sea drilling projects were carried out
  • Learn how the sediments on the ocean floor support plate tectonics
  • Understand how the findings showed evidence of seafloor spreading