Expedition Education Module
Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public, and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with the people around the world. The Exploring the Submerged New World 2009 and 2011 expeditions offer a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as we continue our journeys to parts of our ocean planet that few have seen – ancient drowned shorelines in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
This EEM contains the following components:
A summary of why scientists and educators are interested in exploring this area and what we might learn from our efforts in this region as we strive to further understand the 95% of our planet that is virtually unexplored.
Educators and scientists working with NOAA developed a series of lesson plans for students in Grades 5 - 12 that are specifically tied to the science behind the Exploring the Submerged New World 2009, 2011 and 2012 expeditions. These lessons are correlated with the National Science Education Standards and the Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts .
Multimedia Discovery Missions
Click on the links to Lessons 7 and 10 for interactive multimedia presentations and Learning Activities on the Water Cycle and Tides.
Other Resources and Links
A list of other resources and links related to this expedition for you to explore.
For More Information
Director, Education Programs
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.