Why Are Scientists Exploring the Indonesian Deep-Sea of the Sangihe Talaud Region?Learn more
A collection of inquiry-based and National Science Education Standards-based lesson plans for students in grades 5-12 that have been specifically designed for this expedition. These lessons have also been correlated to the Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts. You will also find links to other lesson plans residing on the Ocean Explorer Web site that have been developed for previous NOAA expeditions, and have content that relates to the INDEX SATAL 2010 Expedition.View Lessons
NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research has partnered with SeaWorld Indonesia to bring the excitement of the INDEX SATAL 2010 mission to children and other visitors to the facility. An educational brochure and special activity-based fact sheets have been developed to help raise public awareness of the importance of exploring Indonesia’s deep sea. Using the brochure at SeaWorld Indonesia, Indonesian students can promise to become a Duta Samudra, or Sea Scout. In doing so, they will receive a wristband with DUTA SAMUDRA imprinted on it, as they promise to think about Indonesia’s ocean every day, learn something new about the ocean every day, and tell someone else about Indonesia’s deep ocean every day. The Duta Samudra program will kick off during a Camping Under the Sea Program in June when children will have the opportunity to spend the night at SeaWorld Indonesia and snorkel in the main aquarium the next day. The INDEX SATAL Activity-based Fact Sheets are available in both Bahasa Indonesian and English.
In this short film three preeminent American ocean explorers share their perspective on why it is so important that science focus on exploring our largely unknown ocean. This presentation is part of an archived online teacher professional development course and lesson plan package. The full content of the course can be found at www.coexploration.org/oe . This course was offered Oct. 5-16, 2009 and June 21-July 2, 2010. The associated Why Do We Explore? lessons can also be found at oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/edu/welcome.html.
Interactive multimedia presentations and Learning Activities on Plate Tectonics, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Deep-Sea Corals, Subduction Zones, and Chemosynthesis and Hydrothermal Vent Life.
Ocean Careers to Inspire Another Generation of Explorers, or OceanAGE Careers, invites students to learn about the talented people who explore our ocean planet.
A list of other resources and links related to this expedition for you to explore.