How deep is the ocean?

Students explore remote terrains by modeling and graphing the ocean floor with an ultrasonic sensor to visualize organisms that live in different ocean layers.

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Write code, build sensors, create in 3D, analyze data, and experience mixed reality while learning how to measure ocean depths. Use photos and video to encourage authentic student reflection.

Understand ocean depths

Explore vast ocean depths using physical ocean models, global data, and sound to measure distances.

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Build an ultrasonic sensor

Students build an ultrasonic sensor to measure the depth of the ocean and envision the varied biodiversity of different ocean depths.

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Get lesson resources

Utilize the best of Microsoft and BBC Learning resources to customize activities and enable lesson reflections.

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Microsoft Education and BBC Learning present these hands-on STEM lesson plans that bring ocean-themed activities to your classroom.

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How to craft a coral reef?

Around the globe, coral reefs dot the aquatic landscape. Through the power of Minecraft: Education Edition, take your classroom underwater to discover the different types of reefs and what we can do to save them.

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How are ocean currents formed?

Discover the impact of salinity and temperature on ocean currents by conducting experiments, building an electrical conductivity sensor, and analyzing global data.

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How do sharks swim?

Learn about the 3D coordinate system by working with physical and digital shark models to understand yaw, pitch, and roll to survey a marine environment.

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