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New Millennium Observatory (NeMO) Curriculum Materials DLESE Reviewed Collection
NeMO studies the dynamic interactions between submarine volcanic activity and seafloor hotsprings at an observatory called Axial Seamount. The research activities at NeMO provide an extraordinary educational opportunity, both from the daily reports from expeditions at sea and from creative learning materials based on NeMO results. The site features curriculum materials designed for high school and middle school students.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field trip - virtual
    • Module / Unit
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Video
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Flash player
PowerPoint and Zip compression software
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-223
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Transfer of energy
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in society
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'New Millennium Observatory (NeMO)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: William Chadwick
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory/Hatfield Marine Science Center