Mapping the Uncharted Diversity of Arctic Marine Microbes

Classroom Lessons

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.

Mapping Microbes in the Arctic (pdf, 242 KB)

Grade Level: 6-12
Focus: Arctic marine microbes (Life Science)

Students will develop a model to describe the role of marine microbes in cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem; develop and use a model to explain how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins that carry out the essential functions of life; and explain why Arctic marine microbes are important, and how changes in microbial populations might affect Arctic ecosystems.

What a Day for Microbes! (pdf, 385 KB)

Grade Level: 6-12
Focus: The Micro B3 Project and Ocean Sampling Day 2014 (Life Science)

Students will explain what marine microbes are, and why they are important. Students will describe Ocean Sampling Day, and explain how it will contribute to building the largest dataset on microbial diversity and function.