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Ocean Exploration Museum
This lesson will familiarize students with discoveries in ocean research, including hydrothermal vents and historical shipwrecks. They will learn about the work of deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard and hypothesize about what they might find in the ocean. Students will complete their research by creating a museum exhibit about ocean exploration and by suggesting questions for future research.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-411
Educational standards:
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
    • The uses of geography:
      • How to apply geography to interpret the past
      • How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'National Geographic Xpeditions Atlas'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Geographic Society