This expedition education module focuses on the Chile Margin 2011 Expedition, NOAA-OER.
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 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 – ancient drowned shorelines in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Why Are Scientists Exploring Ancient Drowned Shorelines in the Gulf of Mexico?Learn more
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 Exploring the Submerged New World 2009 expedition.View Lessons
Interactive multimedia presentations and Learning Activities on Plate Tectonics, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Subduction Zones, and Chemosynthesis and Hydrothermal Vent Life.
Archived video between students and scientists, highlighting some of the careers that will be represented onboard ship during this expedition.Learn more
A list of other resources and links related to this expedition for you to explore.