Virtual Tour of Underground Volcano!

June 21st, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Friday, June 21, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

NeMO Explorer

Age Range: 11 and up (middle school/high school approximately, with parental supervision)

At this website, you can explore the NeMO seafloor observatory at an underwater active volcano located on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, off the coast of Oregon and Washington states. The site allows you to visit six virtual sites through an animated tour, interesting text, and video clips that document  the interaction of geology, chemistry, and biology on a mid-ocean ridge system where two of the Earth’s tectonic plates are moving apart, resulting in small earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. 

When you get to the site, read the brief introduction and explanations of the ways to take the Virtual Tours that include:

1)  Explore by Virtual Site – See six separate locations by viewing a panorama, watching a fly-through, and viewing video clips.

2)  Explore by Concept – Learn about the research at NeMO that covers mid-ocean ridges, hydrothermal vents, seafloor animals, Axial volcano, lava flow, etc.

When you’re through with the virtual tours, click on “Education” on the menu where you’ll find free, downloadable curriculum materials for middle school and high school students.

And don’t miss “Dive!” on the menu – it allows you to virtually dive with a remotely operated vehicle to an active submarine volcano. As explained at the website, T”he interactive experience uses video and computer animations that allow you to explore black smoker vents, unusual life forms and newly erupted lava flows.”  



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