What Was for Dinner?

Lesson Plan Overview

Students will be able to compare and contrast photosynthesis and chemosynthesis as sources of primary production for biological communities; give at least three examples of organisms that live near hydrothermal vent systems; and describe two sources of primary production observed in biological communities associated with volcanoes of the Marianas Arc.

Source: NOAA Ocean Explorer
Subjects: Life Science
Grades: 6-8

Literacy Principles:

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

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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