Virtual Team Leaders!
Below is the Taking Science Deeper curriculum for the summer 2015 Vision and Bioluminescence in the Deep-sea Benthos II, NOAA Ocean Exploration cruise. Below are also links to purchase ostracods and video suggestions. If you need more information or clarification on any activity, please let us know.
MEET OUR DREAM SCIENCE TEAM:
- Creep Into The Deep Science Team Bios (pdf)
- MEET THE CREEP INTO THE DEEP SCIENCE TEAM: Who’s an expert on what? Who got seasick on their first expedition? Who was the first person to photograph a giant squid in its native habitat? The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Oceanscape Network created a fun and engaging video to introduce you to our Creep into the Deep Science Team members!
Video courtesy of the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Oceanscape Network
TAKING SCIENCE DEEPR ACTIVITIES BOOKLETS:
- Book 1 Intro to the Deep Sea NOAA OE Cruise JULY 2015
- Book 2 Ocean Currents NOAA OE Cruise JULY 2015
- Book 3 Deep-Sea Animals NOAA OE Cruise JULY 2015
Additional Information and activities
- Fishin for Facts Hagfish
- Fishin for Facts Glow in the Dark Poop
- Slime Time Crown
- Creep into the Deep Magazine Cover activity
Follow the exploration here at WhaleTimes
- Seamails™ (arriving soon)
- Postcards from the Deep (arriving soon)
- Taking Science Deeper Activities
- Videos about the Deep
Where else can your follow the Science Team and research?
- Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Oceanscape Network
- NOAA Ocean Exploration’s special pages for this cruise. Here you’ll find excellent in-depth information about the research
Ostracod ordering information:
Carolina Biological Supply: Sea Firefly (Cypridina hilgendorfii), 500 mg Item # 203430 Cost: $61.75
Show your kids real bioluminescence. Order (dried) ostracods from Carolina Biological Supply. How do you use them? Just crush a couple ostracods (a spoon and flat surface or small bowl work great). Leave the powder in the bowl or put powder into your hand. Add a bit of water and watch it glow! Since ostracods are costly, we use a couple at a time and have the entire group see the demonstration.
However, if you have a larger budget, you could let small groups crush the ostracods, add the water…write down and/or discuss the outcome. Or have them put a couple between two class slides with a drop of water. Press the slides together to crush the ostracods and create the glow.
- TED Talks: Into the Abyss, Episode 3: Edith Widder
- Watch a cool BBC video of fish eating ostracods, then spitting them out (you see a bioluminescent spew)
Craft materials that glow:
- Michaels has Glow in the Dark Duck Tape® Item# 10243143
- Walmart has Glow in the Dark Glitter Glue ( 2.98 oz, Kids Craft) Item #550056695