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

Coming Soon for 2005!  Additional lessons will include the following topics:  Challenger in Hawaii, using GIS to compare the Challenger voyage with a modern voyage, and a lesson on biodiversity.