Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public, and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with the people around the world.
The Mapping the Uncharted Diversity of Arctic Microbes project offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate microbes and understand how next-generation DNA sequencing technologies help scientists to better understand microbial diversity and distribution.
Why Are Scientists Exploring Arctic Marine Microbes?Learn more
Classroom lessons and learning tools relevant to the expedition are listed below by grade level. Although some of these resources may have been developed for past expeditions conducted in other regions of the world ocean, the Focus Questions and Student Learning Objectives are applicable to the current expedition.View Lessons
These Education Theme Pages are designed to provide the best of what the Ocean Explorer website has to offer to support your classroom during this expedition. Each Theme page provides links to content essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past expeditions.
The following expeditions cover topics similar to those of interest on the current expedition. 2015-2017 expedition web pages have an education component with associated lessons and other resources that you might find useful to classroom teaching and learning.