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 Cradle of the Earthquake: Exploring the Underwater San Andreas Fault 2010 expedition offers a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as we continue our journeys to parts of our ocean planet that few have seen - the intersection of tectonic plates whose movements caused the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
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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 Cradle of the Earthquake: Exploring the Underwater San Andreas Fault 2010 expedition.View Lessons
Interactive multimedia presentations and Learning Activities on Plate Tectonics, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Deep-Sea Corals, Subduction Zones, and Chemosynthesis and Hydrothermal Vent Life.
Ocean Careers to Inspire Another Generation of Explorers, or OceanAGE Careers, invites students to learn about the talented people who explore our ocean planet.
A list of other resources and links related to this expedition for you to explore.