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 aligned with 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

The ‘Art’ of Ocean Exploration


Life at Sea

You Can't Get There from Here, or Can You?

Biodiversity Then and Now

Research and Recreation: Challenger In Hawaii