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17 resources with the keyterm hydrothermal vent

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Where Did They Come From?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Give science learners nine questions about the biogeography of hydrothermal vents and turn them loose to research this fascinating habitat. Working in cooperative groups, they prepare a report that addresses each of the questions. A...
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Animals of the Lost City

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Begin with a demonstration of exothermic reactions and discussion of chemosynthesis. Your aspiring oceanographers research vent communities and then craft a mural of a vent community. This is a terrific method of introducing learners to...
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Towers of the Lost City

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle school marine scientists compare the pH change in distilled and saltwater as acetic acid is added one drop at a time. Then they compare the pH change in both when sodium hydroxide is added. This experiment demonstrates the...
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Where's Dinner?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upcoming marine biologists consider a list of organisms residing near the Lost City hydrothermal vents and construct a food web. They compare the food web to that of a cold seep community, of which they should have previous knowledge....
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Hydrothermal Vent Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Give our ocean voyagers the "Hydrothermal Vent Challenge!" It is a worksheet that guides them through an exploration of hydrothermal vents and the chemical reactions that occur when lava meets seawater. Using a collection of websites,...
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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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Mystery of the Megaplume

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Read through the extensive background information and then lead your geology or physical oceanography class through an investigation of actual temperature anomaly data from the Juan de Fuca ridge. They translate the data onto a plot,...
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What's That?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Meant to be a simulation of a deep-sea exploration, this requires that another lesson be completed first. In that lesson, titled "Animals of the Lost City," marine biology buffs construct murals of benthic communities. In this lesson,...
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Life is Weird

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Separate your science class into small groups and assign each a specific deep-sea organism to research. The class will learn about all of the organisms as each group presents their assigned animal. Following their presentations, you can...
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The Tell-Tale Plume

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine hydrothermal vents. In this ocean lesson, students identify changes in physical and chemical properties of sea water caused by hydrothermal vents.
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Activity 2: How Do You Get Your Energy?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students receive informational handouts about photosynthesis, chemosynthesis and tubeworms (included with the lesson plan). Using the "Bacteriology Experiment Plan" handout, students compare the amount of bacteria found in two locations....
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The Oceanographic Yo-Yo

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine how oceanographers use chemical and physical parameters of seawater to locate hydrothermal vents.  For this ocean lesson students complete an activity and worksheets. 
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Sea Connections: Marine Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students identify producers and consumers from marine ecosystems and describe the balance among them in the environments. After constructing a food chain from a marine ecosystem, they examine human activities that can upset the balance...
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Activity 1-Cold Water, Hot Water and Super-Heated Water!

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students 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. Students watch as the teacher...
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And Now for Something Completely Different...

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify organisms that are typical a part of a hydrothermal vent. They examine why hydrothermal vents are short-lived.
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The Big Balancing Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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AdVENTurous Findings on the Deep Sea Floor

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students conduct investigations to observe formations of precipitates, then create models of developing hydrothermal vents. They compare the models with the actual hydrothermal vents developing along the Galapagos Rift.