Deep Sea Vents

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8
Organization:American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Summary:The deep oceans are Earth's last undiscovered frontier. And the deep sea vent communities are weird enough to convince your students that this is one science topic well worth studying! These resources will help your students make real-world connections to biology, geology, and chemistry. They'll also master many important science skills, including skills in research (on and off the web), observation, description, and analysis.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.B; ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-6
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; activities; biology; education; geology; lesson; middle school; oceans; plate tectonics; research
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