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Mapping the Explorations of Henry Hudson

Students watch a video and create maps to understand Henry Hudson's goals and routes, and the results of his exploration voyages.

Multidisciplinary Exploration

Students analyze the multidisciplinary nature of the National Geographic Bahamas Blue Hole Expedition by determining the questions the scientists...

New Voices: The 2017 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytellers

Join the 2017 class of Fulbright-National Geographic Storytellers —selected from hundreds of applicants—as they share insights on the challenges and t...

Deep-Sea Decisions

Students research members of the team behind the historic DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition and then take on the role of a team member in a simulation of a...

Expedition Ethics

Students discuss the meaning of ethics and evaluate the ethical considerations with the Blue Holes Expedition. They apply their learning to planning f...

The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson

Students view a famous painting and analyze its details. They investigate the circumstances that led to Henry Hudson and part of his crew being left b...

Floor Plan

Dr. Christina Symons not only describes her work mapping the seafloor but she also explains how all ocean geologists work to uncover what lies under o...

Solar System Exploration: 50 Years and Counting

Join Bill Nye and leading NASA scientists as they celebrate 50 years of enthralling solar system exploration, and look forward to what's to come....


Encyclopedic entry. Antarctica is a unique continent in that it does not have a native population.

Mission: Explore Food Sustainable Seafood

File. Discover your connection to the ocean by completing these fun missions from Mission:Explore.

Everest Past and Present

Activity. Students compare and contrast technology and equipment available to climbers in 1924 and present day.

ocean trench

Ocean trenches are long, narrow depressions on the seafloor. These chasms are the deepest parts of the ocean—and some of the deepest natural spo...

Darwin Explores Galapagos Islands

On September 15, 1835, English naturalist Charles Darwin and the crew of the HMS Beagle arrived in the Galapagos Islands. ...

Save the Titanic

The National Geographic Channel commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with “Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard."...

The R.M.S. Titanic

The R.M.S. Titanic: One of History's Greatest Nautical Tragedies.

Telling the Story

How do you prove a place is special? Design, build, and test a way to collect data about a place.

Extreme Environments

How do you explore an extreme place that you cannot or should not go? Design, build, and test a way to study an extreme place that you'd like to explo...

USSR Launches Sputnik

On October 4, 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth.

NASA Created

On July 29, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created by President Dwight Eisenhower.

Spirit Rolls on to Mars

On January 15, 2004, the NASA rover Spirit rolled onto the surface of Mars.

America, the Beautiful

On April 25, 1507, the term “America” was first used on a world map, referring to the huge mass of land in the Western Hemisphere.

Apollo 8 Broadcasts Live from Space

On December 24, 1968, the American Apollo 8 mission made the first live broadcast from space.

Kevin Hand: The Search for Life Beyond Earth

Use this collection of resources to engage students before and after a National Geographic student matinee.