A team of scientists and education staff with the Deep-C Consortium developed a user-friendly curriculum to help students make connections between the theoretical nature of science and real world applications.
This education tool uses application-based science to improve Gulf of Mexico literacy and addresses issues such as environmental disasters, their impacts on ocean ecosystems, and nature’s recovery mechanisms.
The materials and lesson plans contained in this 144-page book align with Ocean Literacy Principles and Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The curriculum has five modules, each representing the main research areas of the Deep-C Consortium: geomorphology, geochemistry, ecology, physical oceanography, and modeling. Each module includes five cumulative lessons, background information on the topic, relevant supplementary reading materials, a glossary, and an assessment.
The Deep-C Consortium has a limited number of hard copies available. To receive a free copy, email your name, school or group affiliation, and mailing address.