Submarine Volcano Teacher Resources

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2005 Submarine Ring of Fire Expedition: Unexplored

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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Volcano Lessons

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students will have a blast with hands on lessons related to volcanoes.
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It's Going to Blow Up!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get your ocean explorers online, reading articles about submarine volcanoes. They answer a series of questions and take a geometery challenge in which they calculate how much of a volcano has been blown away. Make sure to explore several...
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The Volcano Factory

For Teachers 5th - 6th
The tectonic processes that have resulted in the formation of the Marianas Arc, and the Marianas Trench are explored. Groups of pupils access websites that give them a wealth of information about these formations. Each group must prepare...
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Volcano Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze earth science by completing a group activity. In this natural disasters instructional activity, students define the relationship between Earth's layers and volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes. Students complete a...
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Roots of the Mariana Arc

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Plumb the depths of the Submarine Ring of Fire and explore seismic waves with this lesson. Junior geologists simulate s-waves and p-waves, calculate their speeds, and then apply the data to discover the material that makes up inner...
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Mapping the Aegean Seafloor

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Earth science learners create a two-dimensional topographic map of the floor of the Aegean Sea. They use it to then create a three-dimensional model of the ocean floor features. This comprehensive resource delivers strong background...
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It's Going to Blow Up!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners discover the major characteristics of volcanoes on the Pacific Ring of Fire. They describe the processes that produce the "Submarine Ring of Fire." students explain the factors that contribute to explosive volcanic eruptions.
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Where There's Smoke, There's ...

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A remotely operated vehicle approaching a volcano was engulfed by molten sulfur where the plumes of fluids contained the highest concentrations of aluminum ever recorded. This isn't science fiction or an April fools joke, though it did...
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What's for Dinner?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
View a video presentation comparing chemosynthesis to photosynthesis. Review the findings of the 2004 Ring of Fire Expedition that studied biological communities around the hydrothermal vents of the Mariana Arc. In collaborative groups,...
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A Moving Crust

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young scientists piece together the geological puzzle that is the earth in the third and final lesson of this earth science series. With the help of numerous multimedia resources and a series of engaging hands-on activities, learners...
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Unexplored!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore volcanoes.  In this deep sea volcano lesson students complete a worksheet and various activities.
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My Friend, The Volcano

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students describe the positive impacts of volcanic activity on marine ecosystems. In this volcano instructional activity students explore the process that causes volcanic activity along the Mariana and Kermadec Island Arcs.
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What's The Difference?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify geologic features that are associated with volcanoes.  In this volcanic exploration instructional activity students compare and contrast convergent and divergent volcanoes and are able to explain why some erupt...
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What's the Difference?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discover how volcanic processes differ at convergent and divergent tectonic plate boundaries. They identify three geologic features that are associated with most volcanoes on Earth.
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Impact of Climate Change on Hawaiian Monk Seals Activity 1: Mapping Deep-Sea Habitats

For Teachers 5th - 8th
There is a whole world to explore when you are submerged under the Hawaiian sea. Learners in grades five through eight explore Hawaiian volcanoes, the coral reefs, submarine technologies, and the deep sea habitats. They use a bathymetric...
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2005 Submarine Ring of Fire Expedition: What's for Dinner?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars compare and contrast photosynthesis and chemosynthesis as sources of primary production for biological communities, and describe sources of primary production observed in biological communities associated with volcanoes of...
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Living with the Heat

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young oceanographers study the Submarine Ring of Fire, which is a series of deep-water volcanic vents that come up from the ocean floor. Learners take a close look at the unique ecosystems that are associated with these areas, how these...
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The Big Balancing Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers describe chemical changes occurring in hydrothermal circulation systems. They make inferences about the significance of these systems to ocean chemical balance compared to terrestrial runoff.
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Living With the Heat: The Ring of Fire

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars investigate the planet Earth's infamous ring of fire and the life that thrives from it.  For this ocean environment lesson, students investigate hydrothermal vents and how organisms thrive off their heat.  Young scholars...
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It's a Gas! Or is it?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils discover the principles of solubility and phase state and their influence on chemical phenomena observed around deep-sea volcanoes. They describe the effect of temperature and pressure on solubility of gasses and solid materials.
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A Quest for Anomalies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sometimes scientists learn more from unexpected findings than from routine analysis! Junior oceanographers dive deep to explore hydrothermal vent communities in the fourth lesson in a series of five. Scholars examine data and look for...
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Mapping Deep-sea Features

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create a two-dimensional contour map from actual bathymetric survey data. They create a three-dimensional model of the landform on the underwater contour map they created.
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The Biggest Plates on Earth

For Teachers 5th - 6th
The best part about teaching guides is all the great information you can use to inform your class. They infer what type of boundary exists between two tectonic plates. Then, using given information on earthquakes and volcanism they'll...

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