A literature based unit about the ocean. Includes based lesson plans, interactive games, puzzles and quizzes, print activities, and experiments. Read or dive for a treasure hunt.
Chronicles the journey of a research team led by University of Delaware marine scientist Craig Cary that set sail from San Diego, California. Includes features on seafloor geology and ocean creatures.
Very hot sulfur-rich waters coming from volcanic vents in the ocean floor crystallize into chimneys called black smokers. Scientists overcame many challenges to bring a few up, so they could study their formation and the odd things living there.
Learn amazing facts about marine life and find out what the difference is between an ocean and a sea.
Smithsonian online exhibit that explores the ocean, marine life, underwater volcanoes, and the deep sea.
Test what you know about sea life and learn about undersea research. Includes an introduction to marine careers, as well as coloring pages and an online puzzle.
Sea stories, encyclopedia on creatures of the deep, and frequently asked questions.
An interactive exercise that demonstrates how to measure the clarity of the water and light penetration.
Activities and games related to the Earth's oceans, organized by theme for the summer months.
Learn about the RRS Charles Darwin ship that was set sailing to go study the undersea ridge located between eastern Africa and the Seychelle Islands. Purpose of the trip is study the magma rising up from beneath the ocean floor. Page includes geology background of the area, onboard equipment, an introduction to the science team, and photo gallery.