Sharks: A Critical Part of the Coral Reef
Students explore the role of sharks in a coral reef ecosystem. Lesson created by 2016 Teacher Under the Sea, Roy Bartnick, a 5th grade Math, Science, Social Studies and Robotics teacher at Chisholm Elementary in Enid Oklahoma.
Narrative Writing: Aquarius Aquanaut Adventure
Students imagine themselves as aquanauts, creating a narrative based on their own research on Aquarius and mission training experience. Lesson created by 2015 Teacher Under the Sea, Amy Vinglish, an English and Creative Writing Teacher in Altoona Area High School in Edensburg, PA.
Only in the Ocean
Students identify what living things need from habitats to meet their basic needs by comparing coral reefs to cities. Lesson created by 2015 Teacher Under the Sea, Hillary Kassel, a K-1 teacher at Ocean Studies Charter School in Plantation Key, Florida.
Build a Coral Reef System
Students will create a healthy coral reef then add his / her organism to the building of a healthy coral reef. Andrea Williams - Director of Admissions at Feynman School in Bethesda, MD. Andrea served as a science translation mission specialist during the 'Impacts of Sharks on Coral Reefs' mission at Aquarius in November 2015. This project was made possible by the generous support of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
Students learn the purpose and process of habitat monitoring. Lesson created by 2015 Teacher Under the Sea, Martha Loizeaux, K-5 Marine Science Teacher at Ocean Research Charter School in Plantation Key.
Design Your Own
Students understand the purpose of experimental designs and why they are a critical component of scientific research while building their own research project.
Simulating Microgravity with Buoyancy
Students simulate microgravity environments to better understand buoyancy.
National Marine Sanctuaries
Students learn the role and importance of marine sanctuaries through five lesson plans from the National Marine and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Designing an Underwater Habitat for Humans
Students identify the basic needs for human life in a non-terrestrial environment using critical thinking skills while identifying and mitigating safety risks.
Ocean Exploration Education Materials
Students experience the excitement of ocean exploration through activities designed by NOAA.
Students investigate how this important principle affects the work of underwater scientists by comparing and contrasting atmospheric and underwater pressure.
Pipeline to the Coral Reefs
Students define and describe internal waves while analyzing and discussing the effect of high nutrient concentrations on the condition of coral reefs in Florida.
Petite Partners Packing Powerful Punches
Students examine how high densities of corals can survive in an environment that has low concentrations of planktonic prey and how they respond to stress caused by high water temperature during summer months.
Designing an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Students build a model and investigate the engineering principles behind the design of underwater robots and how they relate to locomotion in aquatic animals like fishes, sea turtles and whales.
Power of Concentration
Students learn the importance of concentration gradients and flow velocity (the movement of water) to the nutrition of reef-building corals.
Students estimate population size of different fish groups, just like real scientists, by collecting and analyzing data from surveys they conduct in the classroom.
The Good, the Bad and the Nasty
Students explore how seaweeds and soft-bodied invertebrates living attached to the bottom, where predatory fishes and invertebrates are abundant, avoid being eaten.
Adventure Beneath the Sea: Picture Book
Check out the beautiful photographic work of National Geographic’s Brian Skerry, Beneath the Sea: Living in an Underwater Science Station follows an Aquarius mission that took place in the early 2000s.