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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Cool Corals

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Young oceanographers research deep sea corals that thrive on chemosynthesis. The lesson focuses on the biology of the animal, preferred habitat, associations, and interactions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Show a video of deep sea corals and the variety that exist; links are in the introduction
Classroom Considerations
  • Uses a board to present on a chalk board, white board, Smart board, bulletin board, or projector with transparencies would all work
  • Requires prior knowledge of cold seeps and chemosynthesis
  • Lesson is the fourth in a 16-part series
  • Contains links to many related lessons and resources
  • Includes extension idea that connects graphing
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