From the Bottom to the Top

Focus Questions: How do marine scientists collect samples of the organisms living on the ocean floor? Objectives: The students will:

1. Design and build their own sampling sled like the ones research scientists use for benthic sediment/biological retrieval. 

2. Investigate how marine scientists sample the organisms on the ocean floor.

3. Identify the problems facing the scientists in designing and deploying a successful sampling mission.


Karen Moyd adapted by Dan Genrich
Organization Affiliation
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO)
Grade Level