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7th - 12th Science 25 Views 5 Downloads
How can deep-water corals be used to determine long-term patterns of climate change?
Students explore the concept of paleoclimatological proxies. In this paleoclimatological proxies lesson, students explain isotope ratios in deep water coral samples. Students write a paragraph about global climate change as it effects their life.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 23 Downloads
Exploring Explorations-Ocean Exploration
High schoolers learn about Earth's deep ocean discoveries and their benefits. In this ocean exploration instructional activity, students review previous explorations of the Earth's deep oceans and learn about the discoveries of the past.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 39 Downloads
This Old Tubeworm
Students plot data to construct and interpret a graph about vestimentiferans at cold-seep sites in the Gulf of Mexico. For this deep sea lesson, students plot data provided for the growth of tubeworms. They use the graphs to determine growth rates and ages of the tubeworms.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Journey to the Unknown
Students explore the ocean depths. For this scenario based lesson, students pretend they are on a submarine in an unknown part of the ocean. By using clues the class discusses and determines where they are in the ocean. They follow up this activity by discussing why it is important to explore the ocean.
5th - 6th Science 4 Views 22 Downloads
CSI on the Deep Reef
Students read about, discuss, and research chemotrophic organisms. In this chemosynthesis lesson, students discuss the differences between photosynthesis and chemosynthesis. They learn that chemosynthesis includes a variety of chemical reactions and they research some of the organisms that conduct chemosynthesis.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 19 Downloads
2005 Submarine Ring of Fire Expedition: Unexplored
Students compare and contrast submarine volcanoes at convergent and divergent plate boundaries, infer kinds of living organisms that may be found around hydrothermal vents, and describe ways in which scientists may prepare to explore unknown areas.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Cruising the Mantle
Students explore the plate boundaries of the earth. Through the use of video, internet and hands-on activities, students examine the types of plate boundaries. They create a model to illustrate the movement and interaction of the plates. Cross-curricular activities available.
7th - 9th Science 11 Views 54 Downloads
Too Hot? Gotta Vent!
Students study deep sea exploration and underwater geology, specifically hydrothermal sea vents. They create digital video projects of their own to demonstrate their knowledge, illustrating the discoveries of the explorers of the ocean's abyss.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Survivors on the Ocean Ridge
Students discover the uniqueness of deep sea hydrothermal vent organisms through an exploration of the NOAA Galapagos Rift Expedition. They study the genetics and evolution of a shrimp species that lives near the vents then they design another species of shrimp that could survive in a different portion of the rift.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads