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Strange Life (pdf, 398 kb)

Grades 7-8 Focus: Biological organisms in cold seep communities (Life Science/Physical Science) Students will obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about flows and cycles of energy in cold-seep ecosystems; develop a model that describes some of the interdependent relationships in cold-seep ecosystems; and develop and use a model to explain states and changes between states of…

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Everyone Wins! (pdf, 508 kb)

Grades 9-12 Focus: Marine protected areas (Life Science) Students analyze threats to coral ecosystems, and specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for marine protected areas that account for perceived tradeoffs between conservation and fishery goals. Students discuss evidence that demonstrates how marine protected areas can enhance use as well as protection of marine resources.

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Tools for Classroom Explorers – How to Use Multibeam Sonar Data (pdf, 689 kb)

Grades 5-12 Focus: Multibeam sonar data and exploration activities during the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition missions Students describe multibeam sonar, explain why the velocity of sound in water must be measured before maps can be created with the Okeanos Explorer’s multibeam sonar system, discuss the advantages of multibeam sonar bathymetry…

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