Curriculum

K-12

The Sea Perch program is a great way to get students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Sea Perch easily aligns to the national science standards and lends itself well to interdisciplinary projects. As we travel the world spreading Sea Perch, educators are creatively integrating this project into their classroom.

** Be sure to visit the Learn section on this website for informal descriptions of how Sea Perch components work, and relevant science concepts.

Lesson Plan Grades LTime NSES Compliance
Hunt for Red October      
Measurement of the Depth of the Ocean 08-12 Five 45-minute periods Science as an Inquiry
Physical Science
Earth and Space Science
Science and Technology
History & Nature of Science
Attenuation of Light in Water 09-12   Science as an Inquiry
Physical Science
Science and Technology
Science/Personal and Social
History & Nature of Science
Biological Sampling Device Using a Sea Perch 11-12 2 days + up to 5 days Science as an Inquiry
Life Science
Science and Technology
Science/Personal and Social
History & Nature of Science
Student-Designed Modification of Sea Perch 07-12 3-4 45-min. periods Science as an Inquiry
History of Natural Science
Science/Personal Perspectives
History & Nature of Science
Exploring Underwater Habitats and Environments 08-12 3 45-min. periods Science as an Inquiry
Life Science
Science and Technology
Science/Personal and Social
History & Nature of Science

Field Trips and Site Visits

The Sea Perch experience can be greatly enhanced by allowing students to see real Ocean Engineers and Naval Architects in action. Field trips to ship yards and research institutions, classroom appearances or lectures by engineers and scientists, and visits to related events can bring alive the excitement of technology in the ocean.