Navigate to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) site at

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/explorations.html. You will find explorations for this current year displayed and can access explorations from past years. Explorations completed in past years should provide more information than current years.

Choose an explorative mission that took place at a marine sanctuary or an ecological preserve. Choose an exploration taking place in a United States National Marine Sanctuary. Search the internet if you need more information on national marine sanctuaries.

Review the chosen exploration.

Develop a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

Address the following in your presentation:

  • List the basic categories of Earth’s chemical composition and physical properties, with an emphasis on how these factors relate to the ocean.
  • Describe at least one of the early research theories about the origins of life on Earth.
  • List the modern tools of research used in your chosen ocean exploration.
  • List the goals and objectives of the mission and how it relates to the National Ocean Service’s overarching mission.
  • List the areas to be explored by the mission.
  • What challenges did the team encounter?
  • Explain how the data was collected and what modern technologies were used.
  • Explain whether the explorative mission was successful in its findings.
  • How can the information gathered from the mission benefit the field of oceanography?

List major points in the slides. Include detailed explanations in the speaker notes section that correlate to each point.

Include videos, audio, photos, diagrams, or graphs as appropriate.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

 

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