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The Mariana Trench

Share these facts with your class:

The Mariana Trench is the deepest point on Earth. It is 35,840 feet deep in the Pacific Ocean. Provide Atlases so students can locate the trench. It is basically directly south of Japan, and at the same latitude as the Philippeans.

Have math questions posted relating to the depth, such as:

  • How many miles deep is the trench?
  • Assuming one story is 10 feet, how many stories deep is the trench?
  • The Empire State Building in NYC is 1,414 feet tall. How many of these buildings could fit vertically in the Mariana Trench?

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