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Extreme Deep: Survival and Exploration

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Grade Level: 4th - 8th

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Duration: 75 minutes

Earth is 71% water, and yet only a relatively small portion of the world’s waters have been explored. Scientists and explorers worldwide are discovering more each day, utilizing special technology to reach the ocean’s deepest depths. During the program, students will discover the layers of the ocean, learn how humans explore the deep and examine how adaptations play a role in animal survival. Students will also create their own submersible design and play an animal guessing game with marine sounds.

Duration: 75 minutes

Earth is 71% water, and yet only a relatively small portion of the world’s waters have been explored. Scientists and explorers worldwide are discovering more each day, utilizing special technology to reach the ocean’s deepest depths. During the program, students will discover the layers of the ocean, learn how humans explore the deep and examine how adaptations play a role in animal survival. Students will also create their own submersible design and play an animal guessing game with marine sounds.

Duration: 45 minutes

Earth is 71% water, and yet only a relatively small portion of the world’s waters have been explored. Scientists and explorers worldwide are discovering more each day, utilizing special technology to reach the ocean’s deepest depths. During the program, students will discover the different layers of the ocean, examine where animals and plants live, and how animals communicate. They will identify how deep ocean animals have survived and thrived in harsh conditions through adaptations. Students will also dive into how humans have explored the ocean. The program ends with a guessing game of marine animal sounds.

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Learning Objectives

Students will have a better understanding of:

  • How the physical condition of the ocean supports diversity in life,
  • How animals and plants have developed special adaptations (over time) to help them survive in what humans consider inhospitable conditions, 
  • That the ocean is largely unexplored, but we can continue to learn more about it in the present and future through the use of special technologies, such as ROVs, AUVs, and HOVs, and 
  • Why sound is important for communication and survival to ocean-dwelling animals.

Science (VDOE 2018):

  • Elementary: 4.1 (c,d), 4.2, 4.3, 4.7; 5.1 (c,d), 5.5; 5.6; 5.8 (a,b,d)
  • Middle: 6.1 (c,d), 6.6 (b,e), 6.9 (a,c,e), LS.1 (c,d), LS.4, LS.5, LS.6, LS.7, LS.9, LS.11 (a,c), PS.6, PS.7

Next Generation Science Standard:

  • Elementary: 4-PS3-2, 4-LS1-1, 4-ESS2-2, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1
  • Middle: MS-ESS2-4, MS-LS2-1, MS-ESS2-6

Principles of Ocean Literacy:

  • 1) Earth has one big ocean with many features
  • 5) The ocean supports diversity
  • 6) The ocean and humans are inextricably connected
  • 7) The ocean is largely unexplored

Pricing:

Payment can be made before the program, or we can invoice following your program.

  • Programs at the Museum are $4.50 per student.
    All adults accompanying a field trip are free.
  • Programs at your location are $4.50 per student.
  • Virtual education programs are $125 per program.

Reservations are required for all programs and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs fill quickly in the fall and spring, so make your reservations a minimum of two weeks in advance.

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