Monsters of the Deep

NOAA Ocean Explorer

Lesson Plan Overview: 

Students will be able to describe major features of cold seep communities; list at least five organisms typical of these communities; infer probable trophic relationships among organisms typical of cold-seep communities and the surrounding deep-sea environment; describe the process of chemosynthesis in general terms; contrast chemosynthesis and photosynthesis; and describe at least five deep-sea predator organisms.

Subjects: 
Life Science
Grades: 
6-8