- What is Axial Seamount?
- Why is it important for us to learn about Axial Seamount?
Project the video Extreme Environments and Life at Axial Seamount
ASK: What did you notice? What do you wonder?
Estimated time to Complete
Three (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 Students will analyze and interpret data on the distribution of continental shapes and seafloor structures to provide evidence of past plate motions. MS-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems | Next Generation Science Standards
Bathymetric images of Axial Seamount, images of organisms found at/near Axial Seamount, map of location of Axial Seamount, images of data instruments used to collect data at Axial Seamount, images of tectonic plates that interact to create Axial Seamount, 12” x 18” good quality white paper (1 per student), markers, black flair pens, pencils, rulers, colored pencils, internet access