Lesson Plan

Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Life is Weird!

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet
This Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Life is Weird! lesson plan also includes:

A pool of brine in the deep sea can be up to four times as salty as the surrounding sea water. The deep sea ecosystem relies on chemosynthesis and the organisms that live there are often strange to us. The instructional activity focuses on researching these organisms and developing a food web. 

13 Views 9 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
Additional Tags
Instructional Ideas
  • Read about current research into these organisms: http://www.mbari.org/mbari-partners-with-monterey-bay-national-marine-sanctuary-to-study-deep-seafloor-animals/
Classroom Considerations
  • Each group of four students will need access to the Internet to complete research
  • Requires the ability to draw inferences rather than just searching and finding the exact answer
  • Lesson is the third in a series of 16
  • Includes many links to related lessons and resources
  • Provides articles to prepare for the lesson as well as suggested web pages to help scholars find quality research
  • None