Chemosynthesis Deep Ocean TED Talk Robert Ballard questions & answer key

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The Astonishing Hidden World of the Deep Ocean TED Talk. NOAA scientist Robert Ballard shares the need for exploration of the deep oceans, the Mid Ocean Ridge, his discoveries, and the need to ignite our youth with excitement for science! This 2 sided comprehension worksheet accompanies the (18-minute) TED Talk by Robert Ballard. The worksheet uses diagrams/illustrations to create understanding. Answer key is included. An added bonus: 31 Term word search with a hidden message (chemosynthesis) is included. Hyperlink given.



Note: I stop the video to help answer questions along the way and show/write the answer key. This creates agreater depth of understanding and opens discussions.


I strongly recommend you play the video with the close captioning ON if it is available. It helps some students to read the narration and to answer the questions.

For classes that need more support, I do pause the video and show the answer key I am writing as each is answered. You decide the amount of support each class needs.

At the end of each class, I circulate and give classwork credit: +1 point if on task, +1 point for worksheet completed, + 1 point for completed reflection portion. (3-point max x 2 days = 6 points total)

I write/copy an answer key (transparency overhead or document camera) for kids to follow along/ correct.


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