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In this activity, students will differentiate between requirements for life in extreme environments such as hydrothermal vents and other environments and will use soft candy as a model to create a visual image of chemicals involved in autotrophic nutrition. As they review the biochemistry of hydrothermal vents, they will discover what chemicals are used by autotrophs in extreme environments in the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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In this lesson students will discover how the proximity of hot magma to cold ocean water creates new rocky structures around hydrothermal vents. During this activity, students will demonstrate an understanding of how the processes that result in the formation of hydrothermal vents create new ocean floor and how the transfer of energy effects solids and liquids. This hands-on activity uses online data ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Geology, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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In this lesson students will access a link to another site to learn about the processes that drive geysers, which are roughly analogous to hydrothermal vents. They will then examine photographs of some hydrothermal vents, discuss the reasons they occur, and learn about some uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents. They will conclude by creating aquarium exhibits showcasing some of these ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This article discusses how hydrothermal vents are formed and why scientists monitor minute temperature changes around them. It details the writer's personal account of preparing temperature probes to be deployed for a year-long study, an explanation of deep sea vents and their hydrothermal nature, and why they seem to spew black smoke. The thermometers prepared by the writer help monitor the currents ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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In this lesson, students will investigate hydrothermal vents to see how the chemistry of the water they emit provides clues to the location of the vents. They should be able to describe hydrothermal vents and characterize vent plumes in terms of physical and chemical properties; describe data gathering operations in which a towed instrument package ("tow-yo") measures conductivity, temperature, and ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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Research program investigating impacts of submarine volcanoes and hydrothermal venting on the global ocean. Research focuses on acoustic monitoring of earthquake and volcano activity, vent chemistry, and vent fluid transport. Research sites located in northeastern Pacific, western Pacific, eastern Pacific and northern Atlantic and include Mariana Arc, Axial Volcano, Gorda Ridge, and East Pacific Rise. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Geology
 
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This classroom activity will give students an appreciation for the difficulties deep sea researchers must face in order to find hydrothermal vents. Working in small groups, students can complete this Web investigation in a single class period. The printable six-page handout includes a series of inquiry-based questions that prompt students to use what they already know about mid-ocean ridges to hypothesize ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This interactive tool helps students grasp the difficult task of locating deep sea vents by allowing them to virtually "survey" a portion of the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the Pacific Ocean. Students begin by using a CTD (Conductivity - Temperature - Depth) package to take a number of initial water-temperature readings. They then focus on a 40-kilometer (24.8-mile) path, taking up to 55 temperature readings ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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Examine the relationships between volcanic events and the chemistry and biology of hydrothermal vents on the undersea volcano Axial: daily expedition logs, curriculum materials that seek to solve an underwater mystery, photographs and fly-through video. Site also features highly-interactive dives to the seafloor (requires free Shockwave plugin). Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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This website explores an active submarine volcano just off the Oregon coast, Axial Seamount, on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. On this site, users explore an interactive 3-D model of the seafloor and can view hydrothermal vents and fresh lava flows. At each of the six virtual tour sites there is an animated tour, an interactive panorama, links to video clips taken by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Illustration - scientific, Video, Glossary
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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