Let’s Make a Tubeworm

NOAA Ocean Explorer

Lesson Plan Overview: 

Students will be able to describe the process of chemosynthesis in general terms; to contrast chemosynthesis and photosynthesis; describe major features of cold seep communities; and list at least five organisms typical of these communities. Students will be able to define symbiosis; describe two examples of symbiosis in cold seep communities; describe the anatomy of vestimentiferans; and explain how tubeworms obtain their food. 

Subjects: 
Life Science
Grades: 
3-5, 6-8

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