Expedition Education Modules are designed to assist educators with bringing expeditions and discoveries of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer into classrooms in real time using live video from the remotely operated vehicle, Deep Discoverer. To support use of the live video feeds and enable educators to design their own instructional strategies for classrooms around particular expeditions as they are happening, we've assembled lesson plans, multimedia tools, and a wealth of other resources developed just for educators to convey the deep-sea exploration strategies and discoveries at locations all over the world.
You might choose to learn more about why NOAA and its partners are exploring this particular deep-ocean area, what advanced technologies are being used, and what explorers are hoping to find. You might also be looking to learn more about the explorers themselves so your students more fully understand what skills and expertise are required to support careers in ocean exploration. You just might need a short video or images to complete your lesson unit on a particular topic. Whatever your NOAA deep-ocean exploration education needs are, we hope that you will find them all met here in the Expedition Education Module.
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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.
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.
The following expeditions cover topics similar to those of interest on the current expedition. The 2015 and 2016 expedition web pages have an education component with associated lessons and other resources that you might find useful to classroom teaching and learning.
Meet the Science Team and learn more about ocean exploration careers.Learn more
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. Find out more at http://oceantoday.noaa.gov.
These videos support teaching and learning related to the current ocean expedition.