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Dive and Discover: Expeditions to the Seafloor
This is the web site for Dive and Discover, an interactive distance learning web site created by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute which is designed to immerse the user in the excitement of discovery and exploration of the deep seafloor. It allows teachers to link their classes and/or curricula to changing deep ocean science expeditions. This site features archived expeditions to such locations as the Galapagos Islands, the East Pacific Rise, New England Seamounts, and the Juan de Fuca Ridge which investigated such phenomena as hydrothermal vents, mid-ocean ridges, volcanic eruptions, seamounts, and their associated rocks and organisms. Students can retrace the progress of those expeditions or choose to observe an expedition which is currently in progress. The site also includes teacher resources such as expedition background information, teaching strategies, activities, and links to related topics
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Field trip - virtual
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Services:
    • Ask an expert
  • Biology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. All Rights Reserved. Text, graphics and other material contained in this Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WWW server is intended solely for scholarly use by the academic and scientific community. Information contained includes material proprietary to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Use or reproduction of any material herein for any commercial purpose (including but not limited to, textbooks, exhibits, and products for sale) is prohibited without the prior written consent of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Media Relations Office (visual materials) or Office of Commercial Affairs (all other).
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-283
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Contact: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Information Office