Subjects & Disciplines
- discuss a variety of considerations when planning an expedition
- compare ideas to an actual expedition’s characteristics
- apply learning about expedition planning to a micro-expedition
- define ethics as it relates to exploration and research
- determine the ethical considerations when conducting an expedition
- apply their insights about ethical considerations to their own micro-expedition
- evaluate plan for a micro-expedition and determine changes needed
- execute their plan while making observations and collecting data and media
- evaluate implementation of micro-expedition
- create a presentation or other display to share with new audiences
- list and assess ideas for why people explore, historically and currently
- brainstorm ideas for their own explorations
- analyze the purpose behind a Bahamas expedition
- analyze the contributions that different team members make to a research project
- determine ways to divide responsibility for different aspects of their micro-expedition
- list goals and considerations when planning and preparing for an expedition
- Experiential learning
- Information organization
- Multimedia instruction
- 21st Century Student Outcomes
- Geographic Skills
Science and Engineering Practices
- Planning and carrying out investigations
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, 1 computer per small group, Digital camera (and related equipment), GPS units, Media production software, Monitor/screen, Presentation software, Projector, Speakers, Video camera (and related equipment)
- Outdoor natural environment
- Large-group instruction
- Large-group learning
- Small-group learning
- Small-group work
Check with parks and related outdoor destinations for accessibility information.
This activity will need to extend for a class period before and after the field-based micro-expedition.
This activity will require two 50-minute class periods, plus additional homework time for viewing the complete video where possible.
Recommended Prior Lessons
no oxygen in the environment.
science of the origin, development, and culture of human beings.
field of study.
branch of biology that studies the relationship between living organisms and their environment.
beliefs about what is right and wrong.
journey with a specific purpose, such as exploration.
study and investigation of unknown places, concepts, or issues.
having to do with more than one academic subject, or discipline.
involving more than one field of knowledge or expertise.
rock or mineral formations, such as stalactites and stalagmites, created in a cave environment. Also called a cave formation.
For Further Exploration
Articles & Profiles
- National Geographic Magazine: New Age of Exploration
- NOAA Ocean Explorer: History Questions: Why Explore
- National Geographic: Bahamas Caves
- Microbial hotspots in anchialine blue holes: initial discoveries from the Bahamas