Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

The Challenger Series” are lesson plans developed by the College of Exploration for use in middle school and high school classrooms. They are multidisciplinary in nature, and are correlated to the National Science Education Standards. The lessons aim to help students gain an appreciation of the history of ocean exploration, help them make comparisons of ocean science methods and technologies, and understand the social aspects of at-sea science.

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So What’s Different? Exploring the Ocean Then and Now”

  • Grades 9-12
  • Science and Technology Focus

The ‘Art’ of Ocean Exploration

  • Grades 5-12
  • Art, History and Technology Focus

“Life at Sea”

  • Grades 5-8
  • Social Studies and Language Arts Focus

Additional lessons are also under development in 2004-05.

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