2019 Southeastern U.S. Deep-sea Exploration - Remotely Operated Vehicle and Mapping Operations

Expedition Education Module

Expedition Education Modules are designed to share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with educators, students, and the public around the world.

The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2019 Southeastern U.S. Deep-sea Exploration expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate deepwater habitats and interesting geological features in the Atlantic along the Southeastern continental margin. You might choose to learn more about why NOAA and its partners are exploring this particular deep-ocean area, what advanced technologies are being used, and what explorers are hoping to find. You might also be looking to learn more about the explorers themselves so your students more fully understand what skills and expertise are required to support careers in ocean exploration. You just might need a short video or images to complete your lesson unit on a particular topic. Whatever your NOAA deep-ocean exploration education needs, we hope that you will find them here.


Why Are We Exploring the Deep Water Habitats off the Southeastern U.S.?

Expedition Purpose

Why explore the deepwater habitats off the Southeastern U.S.?

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Explore in real time with the Science Team!

Exploring Live!

Explore in real time with the science team!

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Read short, informative content essays written by members of the expedition team that share more detail and science behind exploring this region of our ocean.

Content Essays

These essays share more detail and science behind exploring this region.

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Who Is Exploring?

Meet the expedition science team and learn more about careers in ocean exploration.

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Classroom Lessons

Classroom lessons and learning tools relevant to the expedition can be found within the Education Theme pages below. Although some of these resources were developed for past expeditions conducted in other regions of the world ocean, content is applicable to the current expedition.

Additionally, visit the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection for a collection of lessons developed to encourage educators and students to become personally involved with the voyages and discoveries of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and specifically why and how we explore the ocean (Grades 5-12). Several of these lessons are also provided in Spanish.


Multimedia Content Themes

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.


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

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Related Expeditions

The following expeditions cover topics similar to those of interest on the current expedition. These expedition web pages have an education component with associated lessons and other resources that you might find useful to classroom teaching and learning.

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