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Notes: Hydrothermal Vents - Great for AICE Marine or any Marine course

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Two files with 72 / 28 slides each
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Product Overview: If you need a good lecture to cover all things hydrothermal vents, this is a great file to have handy. It's made for AICE marine science AS (the new syllabus), but useful in regular marine science classes as well. Topics covered include:

  1. How they were accidentally found
  2. How these ecosystems form (succession)
  3. Why vent water is black
  4. How the chimney forms
  5. Types of minerals in vent water
  6. Why this is an extreme ecosystem
  7. How energy is produced at this ecosystem
  8. How this differs from photosynthesis
  9. Typical trophic placements for organisms in this ecosystem
  10. Symbiosis between Tevnia and the bacteria
  11. Types of vent ecosystems
  12. Why vent ecosystems occur when they do
  13. The process of science / theory vs hypothesis
  14. How vent creatures colonize one vent to another farther away

Vocabulary Used in this Resource:

Galapagos rift / rift valley, divergent plate boundary, primary succession, superheated / mantle, leaching, convection, precipitate, H2S / hydrogen sulfide, pioneer species, chemosynthesis / photosynthesis, extremophile, primary producers / primary consumers / secondary consumers, monosaccharide, tevnia / riftia (only mentioned), mutualism, lithosphere

☛ This Purchase Includes ☚

  • (1) PPT file, with slide animations, [72 slides]
  • (1) identical condensed PPT file, w/out animations, [28 slides] 
  • (1) PDF handwritten thank you note 

☛ Notes About This Product ☚

  • The PPT files are not editable, but easily uploaded to, and opened with, Google Drive. Any issues, please email me at thatmarinescienceguy@gmail.com.  
  • If you use this to flip your classroom, that is okay as long as the video is not posted on a public platform, such as YouTube.

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Total Pages
Two files with 72 / 28 slides each
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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