The educational focus of this show is to present the exploration of the deep sea, including its geology, marine biology, and overall marine environment. This is done via a set of multidisciplinary themes woven throughout the program. These ideas help relate the information presented in the show to the lives of students and their families. The language level is appropriate for students at the middle-school level and above, as well as the general public.
Show content is relevant in the following subject areas:
- The geology and geography of Earth's ocean basins, underwater mountain ranges, black smokers, volcanic eruptions
History of Science/Science Inquiry:
- Marine organisms and their environments
Science and Technology:
- Historical and cultural perspectives on ocean exploration
- Deep-sea submersibles, submarines and their use in deep-ocean exploration
This show adheres to principles put forth in the National Academy of Sciences' Education Standards published in 1996. For more details, visit the NAS Standards Web site.