Dr. Carole Baldwin peeking out of a research submersible in Curacao with the sub owner, Adriaan Schrier. In her webcast, Carole talks about how she explores deep reefs. Photo by Barry Brown, Substation Curacao.
The Deep Reef Biodiversity: Exploring the Unexplored webcasts, featuring Carole Baldwin, have ended. A link to the recording of the show is below.
WEBCAST OVERVIEW: DEEP REEF BIODIVERSITY - EXPLORING THE UNEXPLORED
Meet Dr. Carole Baldwin, a marine biologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Join her in seeing what fishes live in deep reefs that are seldom explored. Peer into a submersible to get a view of ocean life 200-1000 feet below the surface. See how Carole deals with an unwelcome fish visitor. Learn how DNA barcoding has changed the study of fishes.
WEBCAST TEACHER RESOURCES
Use the related resources below to take your students on a journey to understand how biologists study the biodiversity of Earth. Design an assessment for your class.
Lessons Printable, inquiry-based lessons that teachers prepare and facilitate in the classroom using everyday material
- In Search of the Giant Squid From Smithsonian Education
- Keeping Watch on Coral Reefs Lesson from NOAA on the Ocean Portal
Excerpt from an STC Program™ unit from the Smithsonian Science Education Center: What Are Organisms?
Click-through Activities Online activities that students can complete independently on classroom computers or at home
- Galapogos IMAX Play Deepsea Search
- Reefs Unleashed Q?rius online activity to uncover marine biodiversity
- Deep-Reef Interactive Take a mini-submersible for a dive to catch lionfish and do some research.
Literacy Resources Reading selections to boost science literacy
- Smithsonian Scientist Discovers Seven New Fish Species From Smithsonian Magazine
- Smithsonian and California Academy of Science Researchers Investigate the Impacts of Invasive Lionfish See Why Lionfish are Unwelcome Visitors
- A Sub and a Seatoad Blog from the Ocean Portal
- The Biodiversity Heritage Library Collection of Science Literature about Biodiversity
Science Expert Role Models Links to inspiring science experts at the Smithsonian and beyond
- Carole Baldwin Ichthyologist at the National Museum of Natural History
- Cristina Castillo Project Coordinator for the Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP)
- Lee Weigt Director of the Laboratories of Analytical Biology at the National Museum of Natural History
- Stephen Cairnes Research Zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History
- D. Ross Robertson Staff Scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center
At the National Museum of Natural History A window into what's available at the museum
- Sant Ocean Hall At the National Museum of Natural History
Q?rius Explore Q?rius, a new way to experience the research, collections, and science at the National Museum of Natural History
- Q?rius Page on Biodiversity Featuring scientific experts from the National Museum of Natural History
- Q?rius Page on Life on Planet Ocean Featuring scientific experts from the National Museum of Natural History
- Q?rius Page on DNA and Genomics Featuring scientific experts from the National Museum of Natural History
- Collections Explore fishes in Q?rius, digitized for investigation from your classroom or at home
- School Field Trip Schedule a field trip to participate in " Reefs Unleashed" which invites students to explore the diverse organisms that live on a coral reef
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (NGSS)
The Exploring the Unexplored Webcast Package supports students in meeting the NGSS Performance Expectations listed below by offering a set of resources that integrate science concepts with science practice skills.
MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
- MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem
- MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems
- MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations
- MS-LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services