Why Do We Explore the Ocean?

NOAA Ocean Explorer

Lesson Plan Overview: 

Students will be able to discuss why scientists believe there are important undiscovered features and processes in Earth’s ocean; discuss at least three motives that historically have driven human exploration; explain why ocean exploration is relevant to climate change; and discuss at least three benefits that might result from ocean exploration. 

Grades: 
3-5, 6-8, 9-12

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Submitted by Kaylee (not verified) on

People also explore the ocean because they want to find new discoveries and find new artifacts!