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Chemosynthesis and Hydrothermal Vent Life

The multimedia discovery missions from NOAA Ocean Explorer provide students with an amazing resource to supplement the learning process. Here, students can watch video (FLASH) presentations or still pictures and text (HTML) of the same topic.  Great for English Language Learners!

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Earth Science
Earth Science (Teacher (K-12))
9 years ago

This website is a great resource for students to access either at home, or in the school library.  This is especially useful for English Language Learners or those who just need some clarity and benefit from a more visual approach to learning. 

What is most useful here is that students can choose between watching the video presentation, or clicking through (similar to power point) slides with full presentation text immediately below. 

This enhances a lesson on chemosynthesis because all images of vents are provided for you in once place, and there is an accompanying graphic organizer or food web also.