Hydrothermal Vents Teacher Resources
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Community Ecology and SamplingLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Seamounts in the Coral and Tasman Seas are home to more than 850 different species. Groups explore hydrothermal vents, researching the organisms found there and their energy source. They also learn about seamounts, exploring their unique...
Activity 1: Please Pass the Energy, Food Webs in the Upper Ocean and Hydrothermal Vent CommunitiesLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create food webs for two different ocean communities. They are given cards showing organisms from the surface of the ocean. They arrange them in order of who eats whom. After this class activity, students create a food...
Activity 1-Cold Water, Hot Water and Super-Heated Water!Lesson Planet
7th - 9th
Young scholars investigate hydrothermal vents by observing a simple model designed to show that hot water rises when it's heated. First, students listen as the teacher explains hydrothermal fluids and vents. Young scholars watch as the...
Lost City Chemistry DetectivesLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In 1977, scientists discovered hot springs in the middle of deep, cold ocean waters near the Galapagos Islands. Scholars research the chemical reactions that explain what scientists found at the Lost City. A discussion connects many...