Expedition Education Modules 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 Journey into Midnight: Light and Life Below the Twilight Zone expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate and understand bioluminescence in the deepest portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Come along with us to learn more about why NOAA and its partners are exploring this particular area, what advanced technologies are being used, and what explorers are hoping to find! Lessons, career information, background essays, videos and images can all be found here to help bring this expedition science to life in your classroom!
Why Explore Light and Life Below the Twilight Zone?Learn more
These essays share more detail and science behind exploring this region.Learn more
Meet the expedition science team and learn more about careers in ocean exploration.Learn more
The following resources contain lessons, videos, content essays and much more to help you bring the science of bioluminescence into your classroom instruction.
A project managed by Whale Times, Inc., for grades 3-6, links these expedition leads, partner museums, and science centers with hundreds of students and provides related deep-sea curriculum.Learn more
These Education Theme Pages are designed to provide the best of what the Ocean Explorer website has to offer to support your classroom during this expedition. Each Theme page provides links to content essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past expeditions.
Ocean Today is an exciting, multimedia kiosk in public aquariums that features videos on all aspects of the ocean realm — exploration and discoveries, marine life, and science. Here we feature Ocean Today videos that support teaching and learning related to the current ocean expedition.
The following expeditions cover topics similar to those of interest on the current expedition. These expedition web pages have an education component with associated lessons and other resources that you might find useful to classroom teaching and learning.