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American Museum of Natural History Expeditions: Black Smokers
Chronicles of an expedition to collect a black smoker sulfide chimney from the Juan de Fuca Ridge off the Washington-Oregon coast. Explains what black smokers are, where they occur, and their importance. Provides brief descriptions of vent-associated organisms and the vessels and submersibles. Includes: 3 classroom activities focused on the technology and engineering of ocean exploration; expedition journals; Flash illustration of black smoker formation; interactive game; and crossword puzzle.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Field trip - virtual
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-733
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History