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Hydrothermal Vents

Virtual Vents Lesson Plan

Hydrothermal vents are distinct and exciting ecosystems in the deep sea. In the Virtual Vents lesson, students learn how hydrothermal vents are formed geologically, define their fascinating chemistry, and explore the surprising biodiversity in these extreme environments. This lesson also serves as an exciting introduction to the world of robotics and the technological capabilities of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

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