Rock Eaters of the Gulf of Alaska

Lesson Plan Overview

Students will be able to compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and chemosynthesis; identify and describe sources of energy used by various organisms for chemosynthesis; predict what chemosynthetic reactions might be possible in selected extreme environments.

Source: NOAA Ocean Explorer
Grades: 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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