Exploring the Sunken Heritage of Midway Atoll: Honoring the Legacy of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

Classroom Lessons

Classroom lessons and learning tools relevant to the expedition are listed below by grade level. Although some of these resources may have been developed for past expeditions conducted in other regions of the world ocean, the Focus Questions and Student Learning Objectives are applicable to the current expedition.

Grades 6-8

To Find a Lost Fleet (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Grade Level: 6-8; adaptations for grades 9-12
Focus: Magnetometer surveys for shipwrecks (Physics/Earth Science/Social Studies)

Students will describe the cause and effect relationships of magnetic interactions that underlie magnetometer surveys for shipwrecks.

Aliens on the Reef (PDF, 503 KB)

Grade Level: 6-8
Focus: Impacts of invasive species on coral reefs (Life Science)

Students will explain interactions between native coral reef species and invasive lionfish, and construct explanations that predict how these interactions may affect other ecosystems.

Grades 9-12

Atoll Aliens (pdf, 1.0 MB)

Grade Level: 9-12
Focus: What is the impact of non-native species on marine ecosystems, and how can those impacts be reduced? (Life Science)

Students will investigate some of these species, then design and evaluate a solution for reducing the impacts of alien species on the marine environment and biodiversity of the Hawaiian Islands.