Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea


Read the book Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor. Answer the questions using what you learned from the book.

When and how did Marie Tharp first discover her love of maps?



Name some obstacles that Marie faced when she tried to have a career as a scientist.



What exciting idea did Marie and her colleague Bruce Heezen have about the oceans?



What are some ways that people measured the depth of the oceans?



What did Marie use to map the seafloor?



What was the important thing that Marie noticed about the Atlantic Ocean's seafloor?



What idea (or "hypothesis") did Marie's map show to be true?



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