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Exploring Explorations

Lesson Plan Overview

What discoveries and human benefits have resulted from exploration of the Earth’s deep oceans? Students will be able to describe at least three human benefits that have resulted from explorations of the Earth’s deep oceans. Students will be able to identify separate examples of Ocean Exploration expeditions focused on historical, biological, and physical features of the Earth’s deep oceans.

Source NOAA Ocean Service
Subjects Earth Science Life Science Physical Science
Grades 6-8 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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