This To Explore Strange New Worlds lesson plan also includes:
It's time to boldly go where your class has not gone before! The introductory lesson in a five-part series takes young oceanographers aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos to begin a study of ocean exploration. The lesson includes a comparison of the expedition to that of Lewis and Clark, a look at ocean exploration techniques, and an activity that uses fractals to simulate deep ocean habitats.
- Extend learning by studying the HMS Challenger and the discoveries its crew made
- Have the class brainstorm other situations in science where fractal geometry could help explain phenomena
- Pupils should be in groups of two to four, depending upon class size
- Use the included modifications to tailor the lesson to fifth grade, middle school, or high school classes
- Presents content in an exciting manner with vivid images and compelling stories
- Lesson incorporates engineering, science, and creative thought to give a well-rounded picture of the exploration crew