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Designing Tools for Ocean Exploration - NOAA Ocean Exploration

Lesson Plan 

Students design instruments that could potentially collect water, sediments, and infauna from the deep ocean, demonstrating the concept that new technologies allow us to learn more about the ocean.

Concept: New technologies
New technologies are expanding our ability to explore the ocean.

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Systems, order, and organization
Evidence, models, and explanation
Constance, change, and measurement
Form and Function

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

9-12 D Earth and Space Science
Origin and evolution of the earth system

9-12 E Science and Technology
Abilities in technological design
Understandings about science and technology

9-12 F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

9-12 G History and Nature of Science
Nature of scientific knowledge

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 7. The ocean is largely unexplored (concept d)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 2 History of Ocean Exploration and Marine Sciences 2:33–49