Mission Plan
Mission Plan



OE Education

This expedition education module focuses on the Aegean and Black Sea 2006 Expedition.

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 people around the world. The Aegean and Black Sea 2006 Expedition offers a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as scientists from the University of Rhode Island, the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece, and Ukrainian scientists on board the Greek ship Aegaeo and the R/V Endeavor continue our journeys to parts of our ocean planet that few have seen - the remnants of ancient civilizations deep within the Aegean and Black Seas.

This EEM contains the following components:

Expedition Purpose
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.

Lesson Plans
A collection of inquiry and National Science Education Standards-based lesson plans for students in grades 5-12 that have been specifically designed for this expedition. These lessons have also been correlated to the Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts. You will also find links to other lesson plans residing on the Ocean Explorer Web site that have been developed for previous NOAA expeditions, and have content that relates to the Aegean and Black Sea 2006 Expedition. Please see Immersion Presents exit icon for additional educational materials related to this Expedition.

Multimedia Learning Object(s) exit icon
Click on the links to Lessons 1, 2, and 4 for interactive multimedia presentations and Learning Activities on Plate Tectonics, Mid-Ocean Ridges, and Subduction Zones.

OceanAGE Ocean Career Connections
Archived video and online Web chats between students and scientists highlighting a few of the careers that are represented onboard the ship during the Aegean and Black Sea 2006 Expedition.

Other Resources and Links
A list of other resources and links related to this expedition for you to explore. Immersion Presents exit icon and the University of Rhode Island exit icon are covering various aspects of this expedition. Please check these sites out for the latest coverage of the Expedition.



For More Information

Contact Paula Keener-Chavis, national education coordinator for the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, for more information.

Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.