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Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with educators, students, and the public around the world.

The Hidden Ocean 2016: Chukchi Borderlands expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate and better understand the little known sea ice, pelagic, and benthic communities of the most unexplored ocean basin on the planet - the Arctic.


Sea Ice, Pelagic, and Benthic Communities of the Chukchi Borderlands

This collection includes an Expedition Purpose written for educators, standards-based lessons on the interdependent relationships in the Chukchi Borderlands marine ecosystems and the ecological roles of common gelatinous zooplankton in the Chukchi Borderlands environment, and a Theme page on the Arctic. This theme page includes a selection of essays from past Arctic expeditions, lessons relevant to the science and technology of this expedition, videos, multimedia presentations for students, career interviews, and links to past expeditions with an Arctic focus. Also included is a link to a blog from our Teacher-at-Sea from this expedition.


Why Are Scientists Exploring the Chukchi Borderlands?
Lesson for grades 9-12 focusing on Gelatinous zooplankton in the Chukchi Borderlands.


Lesson for grades 6-8 focusing on Pelagic, benthic and sea ice realms of the Chukchi Borderlands.
Ocean Today Video – Arctic


Follow science teacher Sandra Thornton as she blogs her experience at sea. exit icon
Arctic Report Card .






Arctic Education Theme Page

Explore the Arctic essays Lessons Multimedia Oceanage Expeditions

Explore Bioluminescence essays Lessons Multimedia Oceanage Expeditions



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