Shows footage from the bottom of the ocean where volcanoes cause hydrothermal vents. Also describes some of the amazing organisms that thrive near the vents.
In the deepest, darkest parts of the oceans are ecosystems with more diversity than a tropical rainforest. Taking us on a voyage into the ocean -- from the deepest trenches to the remains of the Titanic -- marine biologist David Gallo explores the wonder and beauty of marine life.
The Deep Sea is composed of many oceanic zones that exist below about 600 feet very few people have ever seen the animals that live in these depths. Learn more in this video.
The intertidal zone is the coastal area between the high tide mark and the low tide mark. Watch to learn more about this zone.
Students investigate various marine ecosystems, identify their characteristics, and locate the ecosystems on a map of the world's oceans.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Ocean Ecosystems.
To increase reading comprehension, activate prior knowledge, develop collaboration and communication with peers, and determine how key vocabulary words relate to one another using Text Scan.
To show how details are organized into categories that in turn are related to main ideas using a Spider Map.
Connect your daily life experiences with specific points in a reading using a Double Entry Diary.
Plastic trash has created a habitat for microbes. Scientists are trying to find out if this is good or bad for the oceans.
The intertidal zone is between high and low tides. Tide pool organisms have to be sturdy to deal with lots of changes to their environment.
Using the invasive lionfish species in the Atlantic ocean as a case study, students will explore the impact that an invasive species can have on an ecosystem and on our economy. They will continue their exploration by holding a town meeting and identifying an invasive species in their own life.
Explains how overfishing can cause the collapse of a fishery and how to avoid that.
Discover how upwelling in Monterey Bay has led to an abundance of life all the way up the food chain.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Ocean Ecosystems. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Ocean Ecosystems.