Ocean of the Future
First, show this slideshow PowerPoint before reading "Ocean of the Future," p. 24 to pique kids' interest.
Then use this digital version of the article on your Whiteboard or computer projector for whole-class viewing.
Be sure to click on the VIDEO EXTRA box to start your lesson with the anchoring video. This video gives your students background knowledge about Erta Ale, one of the few volcanoes in the world with a lava lake. This volcano is located in a region that is in the process of becoming a new ocean—something that students will learn about in the related article.
Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will build students’ chart-reading skills while teaching them about volcanoes besides Erta Ale.