Seafloor Explorer Cruise

Overview

6th - 8th
Grades
2 hours
Duration
Aboard the R/V Sea Explorer, students get a chance to take part in scientific sampling and exploration. Their experience culminates in a research cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer where students will survey the sea floor using scientific equipment including a gravity core, driving an ROV and assisting in deploying a side scan sonar. Students study the dynamic, sediment cores, and how nutrients are found on the seafloor through hydrothermal vents. The seafloor is a good place to study the history of the planet because it undergoes fewer disturbances than land. Students will investigate and examine the composition of layers in a core sample by working as a team to unlock the mysteries of Earth's climatic and tectonic past.

Specifications

Standard Pricing
up to 45 participants $940.00
Larger Group? Please contact us for pricing and availability.
Educational Standards
NGSS MS-ESS1-4
MS-ESS2-2
MS-ESS2-3
MS-ESS3-1
MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4

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Program Contact

Robin Bundy rbundy@oceaninstitute.org
949-496-2274 x614

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