We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents

National Geographic Xpeditions

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In this National Geographic lesson, students will use National Geographic's Yellowstone internet module to learn about the processes that drive geysers. The activity involves learning about hydrothermal vents and uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents with the aid of pictures and maps. The activity concludes with an opportunity to create an aquarium exhibit which showcases some of these animals and their special adaptations. The website also includes related links and extensions for the project.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Computer Applications, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Topics: Biosphere:Diversity, Microbiology, Evolution, Ocean, Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations, Habitats:Benthic, Terrestrial, Marine