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58 reviewed resources for gulf of mexico expedition

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Your Expedition of Discovery

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study GPS and see how it is used to determine points on the Earths surface.  In this expedition lesson students use GPS to find given coordinates. 
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How Does Your (Coral) Garden Grow?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Analyze and graph oxygen isotope ratios in coral samples in relation to the distance from the outer skeleton edge. Compare the data to the mean monthly water temperatures. Uncover whether or not there is any correlation. In addition to...
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Call to Arms

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore how scientists build robotic arms that move similar to humans. In this robot lesson, students examine how scientists make robots. Students design and construct a mechanical arm that moves like a human arm. Students...
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A Day in the Life of an Ocean Explorer

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
What's life like aboard an ocean exploration vessel? Junior oceanographers examine the important role of communication in ocean research in lesson two of a five-part series from NOAA. The materials introduce the class to life on board...
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Life is Weird

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Separate your science class into small groups and assign each a specific deep-sea organism to research. The class will learn about all of the organisms as each group presents their assigned animal. Following their presentations, you can...
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Chemosynthesis for the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explorers set up Windogradsky columns with local mud so that they can culture microorganisms. After three and six weeks they make observations of the mud and the organisms growing in it. In this way they observe succession and relate...
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Escandon

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students focus on the expeditions of Jose de Escandon, who colonized the area known as the Seno Mexicano. The activities included in the lesson are designed to increase student comprehension.
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Watch the Screen!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Can a sponge cure cancer? Life science pupils visit the drugstore under the sea in the fifth lesson of six. Working groups research the topic then get hands-on experience by testing the inhibiting effects of several plant extracts on E....
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Microfriends

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Is there medicine found in the organisms that live deep below the surface of the ocean? The fifth lesson in a six-part series has learners team up to research bacteria and the relationship it has with nearly every living thing on Earth....
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Exploring Potential Human Impacts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Arctic sea ice reflects 80 percent of sunlight, striking it back into space; with sea ice melting, the world's oceans become warmer, which furthers global warming. These activities explore how humans are impacting ecosystems around the...
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Invent a Robot!

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Wait til your class gets their hands on this! Aspiring engineers design a working robotic arm in the fifth and final installment in a series of ocean exploration lessons. Pupils learn about the use of underwater robots in ocean...
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Design a Reef!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is an ambitious, but highly valuable undertaking: set up a miniature coral reef in your classroom. Young marine scientists research coral reef ecosystems and ensure all vital factors are included in their functioning model. The...
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This Life Stinks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chemosynthetic communities of cold seep areas are considered in this lesson. Working in collaborative groups, marine biology or oceanography learners research and prepare a report about oxidation-reduction reactions involved with...
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Entering The Twilight Zone

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this lesson sixth grade students get into groups and research a given ocean habitat. The major features of cold-seep communities are the objective but plenty information is given about other habitats which could be assigned to...
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CSI on the Deep Reef

For Teachers 8th - 10th
After some instruction, small groups prepare a written report on chemotrophic organisms. Though not clearly mentioned, this resource would work best if groups have the Internet available to research the vocabulary and different organisms...
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Cut-Off Genes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explain the concept of gene sequence analysis. In this gene lesson, students draw inferences about phylogenetic similarities of different organisms.
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Hot Food

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars compare and contrast photosynthesis and chemosynthesis as processes that provide energy to biological communities. They investigate the energy content of hydrocarbons used in coral communities.
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Let's go to the Video Tape!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using actual data from a deep-sea video survey, high school marine biologists consider the biodiversity, compare species richness between two communities, and learn to calculate the diversity index. The lesson plan is all-inclusive,...
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What's So Special?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study the biology and morphology of Lophelia corals.  In this investigative lesson students explain how the coral contributes to communities, and create a poster.  
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CSI on the Deep Reef

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read about, discuss, and research chemotrophic organisms. In this chemosynthesis lesson, students discuss the differences between photosynthesis and chemosynthesis. They learn that chemosynthesis includes a variety of chemical...
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Chemosynthesis in the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe the development of chemosynthesis in bacterial communities.  In this bacteria lesson students explore that chemosynthesis is and how it is relevant to biological communities.
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This Life Stinks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study how organisms that live in cold seep communities get energy from methane.  In this organism lesson students write a brief report and identify oxidation reduction reactions and explain if these are dependent of...
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Life is Weird

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils describe features of cold seep communities and list organisms that can be found in these communities.  In this exploratory lesson plan students complete an activity and describe the process of chemosynthesis. 
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Entering the Twilight Zone

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students describe major features of cold seep communities  and list organisms that are found in these communities.  In this water habitat lesson students examine trophic levels, describe the process of chemosynthesis and list the...