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Hotspot Lesson: Final Project part of Activities
Students form groups to work on a assigned hotspot chain. Each group gets to study a seamount trail from around the world and needs to present 15 slides that each have 3 main points and one nice graphical illustration or image.

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Hotspot Lesson: Mantle Plumes part of Activities
This lesson introduces the theory of mantle plumes and possible ways of finding evidence to support the theory.

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Hotspot Lesson: Hotspot Theory and Plate Velocities part of Activities
This activity provides the students with a data set of ages of some of the Hawaiian Volcanoes and seamounts and how far they are from the active volcanism (considered to be the location of the hotspot). By plotting the data on a graph and fitting the data with a line of best fit, the plate velocity can be estimated by taking the slope of the line.

Hotspot Lesson: Samoan Hotspot part of Activities
This lesson discusses the similarities and difference between Samoa and Hawaii. Both Samoa and Hawaii are island chains in the Pacific and thought to be the result of hotspots.

Hotspot Lesson: Relative Dating part of Activities
This lesson explains the application of relative dating for volcanic features in the ocean.

Teaching the Carbon Cycle with a Consideration of Chemosynthesis (FeMO) part of Activities
A unit for the teaching of the Carbon cycle with a consideration of chemosynthesis (FeMO)

Exploring Coral Reefs: A Virtual Dive in the Bermuda Triangle part of Activities
Take students on a virtual dive via PowerPoint through the diverse coral reef ecosystem. Learn about present distribution of reef organisms, what makes up a coral reef.

Using Submarine Landslides to Predict Slope Stability part of Activities
Students use detailed bathymetric maps to find submarine landslides and compare the slope of these slides to the slope of hills near school and home. By comparing the slopes they can consider slope failure, especially during earthquakes.

Introduction to the structure of the ocean using CTD data part of Activities
Short Description: Students use their own experiences and CTD data to learn the basic structure of oceans. Depth, light, temperature, oxygen, salinity and pressure are considered.

Fathoms, Ship Logs, and the Atlantic Ocean part of Activities
An inquiry based lesson plan where students use data from ship logs to graph a profile of the Atlantic Ocean. They will rely on prior knowledge of seafloor topography, instructions on how to read a bathymetric ...