SCIENCE Three years after locating the ghostly galleon San José, researchers reveal how they made their famous find. (Science Alert) Use our article to learn how marine archaeologists explore the history and cultures of ancient civilizations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What was the San José? Why was it so laden with precious metals … Continue reading Scientists Find the $17-Billion ‘Holy Grail of Shipwrecks’
SCIENCE Research reveals the pathways and timescales of deep, overturning waters around Antarctica. (MIT News) What are those deep, overturning waters called? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research examines the geography of the “large, deep currents in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans” as they flow southward and converge around Antarctica. What is … Continue reading Deep Waters Spiral Around Antarctica
ENVIRONMENT The Tohoku tsunami of 2011 caused longest maritime migration ever recorded, with crustaceans, sea slugs and worms riding 4,800 miles from Japan to the North American west coast. (The Guardian) What was the Tohoku tsunami? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit Text Set. Discussion Ideas The “tsunami travelers” described in the Guardian article are associated with … Continue reading Tsunami Travelers
SCIENCE The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is undertaking an investigation of one of the most mysterious places on Earth: the Mariana Trench. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our lesson plan to learn more about “Protecting the Mariana Trench.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through our terrific activity “Protecting the Mariana Trench.” Adapt … Continue reading Scientists Go Deep, Deeper, Deepest
ENVIRONMENT Placing plastic collectors near coasts would remove 31% of microplastics, versus 1% if they were all in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Guardian) What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Startling new analysis reveals that cleaning up plastics near the coast would … Continue reading Wait a Minute—Don’t Clean the Garbage Patch?