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How Deep is the Ocean?

This video takes you deep into the ocean, beyond the reach of natural light, beyond the depths any mammal has traveled. If Mt. Everest were submerged upside down into the deepest part of the ocean, its summit would reach 27,000 feet, well above the sea floor. Researchers say that humans have only discovered 5-10% of the Earth’s oceans. Watch this video, then respond to the following question in the Comment section.

What do you imagine you would discover if you could travel to the deepest parts of the ocean? You may be creative and imaginative in your response, but please base your response on information provided in this video or other research sources. You may click Save Draft to give yourself additional time to respond.

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Floating Trash

Every year humans discard their trash which winds up in waterways around the world. Here is a video on one such “floating trash island” in the Caribbean Sea. What else can we learn about floating trash islands? Take a few moments to help the class crowdsource Internet resources to understand this “water catastrophe” (according to Evie).