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Expedition Education Resources

The Search for SS Norlindo expedition offers a unique opportunity to explore alongside a team of German, Italian, and American scientists and archaeologists as they embark on a three-week journey to search for SS Norlindo, an American steam freighter sunk on May 4, 1942, off of the Dry Tortugas by the German U-boat U-507. The sinking of Norlindo marked the first World War II combat casualties in the Gulf of Mexico.

Educators can bring the science behind this expedition alive for students using the resources provided here!

Classroom Lessons & Activities

Grades 6-8

Topical Theme Pages

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 expedition features, lessons, multimedia, career information, and associated past expeditions.

Ocean Today Videos

Ocean Today is an exciting, multimedia kiosk in public aquariums that features videos on all aspects of the ocean realm — exploration and discoveries, marine life, and science. Find out more at https://oceantoday.noaa.gov/.

Here we feature Ocean Today videos that support teaching and learning related to the current ocean expedition.

Related Expeditions

The following expeditions cover topics similar to those of interest on the current expedition.