Lesson 3: Formation Of Underwater Volcanoes (1)

Lesson 3: Formation of Underwater Volcanoes (1)
In this lesson, students will develop an understanding for how underwater volcanoes are formed, conditions of water located near underwater volcanoes, and of some of the underwater volcanoes’ structures.

Esential Questions

  • What are underwater volcanoes?

  • How are underwater volcanoes formed?

  • What are conditions, structures, and organisms found at underwater volcanoes?

  • Why is it important to study the structures of the deep ocean?

Scientific Phenomena

Seafloor eruptions and hydrothermal vents

Estimated time to Complete

Five (50 minute) Class Periods

Next Generation Science Standards

MS-ESS2-2 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience process have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. MS-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems | Next Generation Science Standards

MS-ESS2-3 Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions MS-ESS2-3 Earth’s Systems | Next Generation Science Standards

MS-PS1-1 Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures. MS-PS1-1 Matter and its Interactions | Next Generation Science Standards


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