|Research on the Web: Deep Sea Volcanoes and Vents|
At this site students use the Web to explore places they would not otherwise be able to visit. Here they get to visit a volcano erupting approximately 2,300 meters (1.5 miles) below the surface of the sea. During their research, they investigate the dynamic forces at work in the deep seas, including the submarine volcanoes and earthquakes that are the direct result of plate tectonics. To conduct their investigation, students make observations and record what they see. They look for patterns and question those patterns, exploring what they might mean and how they apply to understanding submarine volcanoes, mid-ocean ridges, and deep sea vents. They conduct the investigation by gathering background information on submarine volcanoes and mid-ocean ridges from nine selected sources on the Web. Students also have a set of questions to help guide their research.
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