Module Summary: AMP-IT-UP - Under the Sea
Students engage as scientists to analyze images of corals to evaluate the health of deep-sea ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The module helps students define and quantify data as well as differentiate between temporal and spatial data. It covers some basic concepts of ecosystems, abiotic and biotic factor, and benthic environments. An article on this module was featured in the July/August 2021 edition of Science Scope and can be viewed here.
- Video - Explosion of Deep-Water Horizon Oil Rig - Archived video showing the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
- Video - ECOGIG Deep Sea Life: Corals, Fishes, Invertebrates - A video showing how the ECOGIG team explores the deep sea ecosystem.
- Video - ECOGIG in 60 Seconds - A video showing how the ECOGIG team is assessing conditions of coral four years after the Deepwater Horizon Spill
- Video - ECO ROVs in STEM ED - A video showing how Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are being used to investigate the coral community.
- Video - Diversity of Deepwater Corals - A video explaining the characteristics of a healthy coral environment.
- Video - Remembering Deepwater Horizon - A video about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, also called Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which was the largest marine oil spill in history, caused by an April 20, 2010, explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
- Video - Deepwater Horizon: The Science Behind NOAA's Unprecedented Response - A video showing how NOAA went about the massive task of assessing the damage to the entire northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.
Complete Set of Module Files:
Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated To Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP)
is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award Number: 1238089)