ERIC Number: ED477324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Living with the Heat. Submarine Ring of Fire--Grades 5-6. Hydrothermal Vent Ecology.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD.
This activity is designed to teach about hydrothermal vent ecology. Students are expected to describe how hydrothermal vents are formed and characterize the physical conditions at these sites, explain chemosynthesis and contrast this process with photosynthesis, identify autotrophic bacteria as the basis for food webs in hydrothermal vent communities, and describe common food pathways between organisms typically found in hydrothermal vent communities. The activity provides learning objectives, a list of needed materials, key vocabulary words, background information, day-to-day procedures, internet connections, career ideas, integrated subject areas, evaluation tips, extension ideas, and National Science Education Standards connections. (KHR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii