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Aquarius Lesson Plans
These lesson plans in life sciences, physical science, chemistry and engineering link to projects of NOAA's Aquarius undersea research station. Topics include the: impacts of buoyancy, pressure and light on underwater research; effects of physical oceanography on coral reefs; effects of water temperature on the coral/zooxanthellae symbiosis; engineering of AUVs; fish survey techniques; chemical ecology; experimental design and more. Links to Aquarius expeditions and resources for teachers and students.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Biology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW)
Aquarius Innerspace Station

Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)