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Designing Tools for Ocean Exploration
In this lesson, students will investigate the types of tools and technology that are used in ocean exploration. As they proceed, they will understand the complexity of ocean exploration, learn about the technological applications and capabilities required for ocean exploration, and discover the importance of teamwork in scientific research projects. As part of the activity, they will plan and perform a simulated "dive" into a model ocean, using sampling tools they have made themselves.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-676
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Ocean Explorer'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ocean Explorer
http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/