Why Lesson Planet?
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, marine biologists research and report on the chemosynthetic organisms that make their homes there. A surplus of resources is listed, including animations, videos, and photos for learners to glean information from.