Students will have personal experience of increasing pressure. Those experiences can be extended to understand animals at different depths. Then they will use MBARI’s Deep Sea Guide to find animals, and put them on a vertical crosscut of the bay.
Keyword: Deep Sea
This lesson is intended to introduce students to selection processes that govern convergent evolution. Students will focus on analogous physical and behavioral characteristics of organisms that are found in the deep ocean and how these characteristics are adaptive to this environment. Additionally students will discuss the analogous nature of the chemicals that produce bioluminescence and […]
Animals and plants have a great variety of body plans and internal structures that contribute to their being able to make or find food and reproduce. Scientists use technology to help them answer questions about the organisms they can’t readily access. In this activity, students will explore how animals in the deep sea are adapted […]
This activity helps familiarize students with the technology and methods scientists use to study the deep sea, and teaches students how technology informs scientists about remote environments. Based on observation, students make possible connections between organisms and their habitat using near-real-time data via ORCA’s Eye-in-the-Sea (EITS) underwater camera system. Further, they are encouraged to pose […]
This activity encourages students to take what they have learned about the principles of classification and apply it to deep-sea animals that they may have never seen before. Deep-sea images are included, which can be printed as hard copies to be given to student groups or shown as a slide show for the whole class. […]