Monday, September 15, 2014

A Brief History of Ocean Exploration

Imagine the very first person to go into the water.  Much like a child jumping into a pool for the first time, this ancient explorer stands at the edge where land meets the ocean and nervously wanders what is under the surface? Will I come back up?  What will I see?  Maybe they threw a rock in first, or took a stick and poked around to feel the bottom.  Curiosity brought them to this point, and a sense of adventure will help them plunge into the deep, dark liquid mystery that will open up a whole new world to them. 

You and your partner will create a timeline of ocean exploration using Dipity and the information from SeaSky.  You will need to find the five most important events from each era of exploration and create interactive entries on your timeline.  Please include the event title, date, brief description, picture, and either a link (not Wikipedia) or a video to enhance each entry.  This is due Wednesday September 17.  

We have come a long way in our 7000 years of ocean exploration. Beginning with that first dive, to holding a bucket over our head, to reaching the deepest point on Earth, our improvement in technology has helped us continue our curious ways and explore the ocean to find what lies beneath.