Natural Resources Obtained from the Ocean Floor


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Which of these is NOT found in nodules?

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1. Which of these is an ancient form of extracting goods from the ocean floor?

2. What percentage of world oil production is done by offshore platforms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Humans have gathered resources from the ocean floor for centuries, but currently, there's a growing demand for these resources. These learning assessments will ask you to identify the methods we use to access ocean floor resources and what goods we're able to gather below the water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will ask you about the following:

  • Contents of nodules
  • How goods were extracted from the ocean floor during ancient times
  • Oil production via offshore platforms
  • Gold mining from the ocean floor
  • Reason(s) for an increase in resource gathering on the ocean floor

Skills Practiced

You'll practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the ocean floor's natural resources
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the percentage of the world's oil production that's done by offshore drilling
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how people historically and currently gather resources from the ocean floor

Additional Learning

If you want to get more info on this concept, watch the lesson called Natural Resources Obtained from the Ocean Floor. The lesson goes over the following:

  • Answer why humanity must look to the ocean floor for natural resources
  • Learn about offshore platforms and how they gather ocean resources
  • List valuable ocean floor resources