Learning Pathway
Discovering the Deep
Discover just how deep the deep ocean is and what challenges such an extreme environment poses to both the creatures that live there and scientists trying to study it.
Step 1: How Deep is Deep?
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Dive to the deepest point on Earth’s crust and visualise just how far down that is.
Step 2: The Discoverer of the Deep
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The Challenger expedition and Charles Wyville Thomson – how do we know its so deep? Who discovered it and how?
Step 3: Challenges of the Deep
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Pressure in the Deep – discover the effects of extreme water pressure in the deep on the creatures that live there.