Magma, Tubeworms, and Clams, oh my!<br />All about the Mid-Ocean Ridge.<br />By Fenn and Zoë  <br />
What is the Mid-Ocean Ridge?<br />It is a “network” of mostly underwater mountains.<br />They are all connected and form a...
How is it Formed?<br />Divergent oceanic plates spread apart, causing magma to bubble out.<br />The magma hardens and form...
http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/1121MORBasic.jpeg<br />
Thingvellir(thing-vill-eer)<br />Thingvellir is in Iceland.<br />Some of the Mid-Ocean Ridge is exposed on the surface of ...
IT’S HOT!<br />Fun Facts!<br />A lot of the Mid-Ocean Ridge is still unmapped.<br />Most of the ridge lies 6,000 ft. benea...
Well, thanks for watching!<br />          Hope you liked our presentation and<br />                      learned a lot fro...
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  1. 1. Magma, Tubeworms, and Clams, oh my!<br />All about the Mid-Ocean Ridge.<br />By Fenn and Zoë <br />
  2. 2. What is the Mid-Ocean Ridge?<br />It is a “network” of mostly underwater mountains.<br />They are all connected and form a large “chain” wrapping almost around the world.<br />“The mid-ocean ridge winds its way between the continents much like the seam on a baseball.” -http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/baseball.html<br />Mid-Ocean Ridge. 2009. Ken MacDonald. 28 sept.<br />http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/blueplanet/infobursts/images/midoceanridge.gif<br />http://encarta.msn.com/text_761595522_0/mid-ocean_ridge.html<br />
  3. 3. How is it Formed?<br />Divergent oceanic plates spread apart, causing magma to bubble out.<br />The magma hardens and forms an underwater mountain.<br />This process is also called “Seafloor Spreading.”<br />Marshak, Stephen. Earth: Portrait of a Planet. New York, NY: WW Norton and Company Inc., 2001.<br />
  4. 4. http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/1121MORBasic.jpeg<br />
  5. 5. Thingvellir(thing-vill-eer)<br />Thingvellir is in Iceland.<br />Some of the Mid-Ocean Ridge is exposed on the surface of Thingvellir. A river has formed there.<br />Horrible volcanoes happen in Thingvellir because of the ridge. About 9,000<br /> People died because <br /> a volcano killed their <br /> livestock.<br />Thingvellir. 29 Sep. 2009. &lt;http://www.edwebproject.org/scandanavia/thingvellir.html&gt;<br />
  6. 6. IT’S HOT!<br />Fun Facts!<br />A lot of the Mid-Ocean Ridge is still unmapped.<br />Most of the ridge lies 6,000 ft. beneath the sea.<br />Some of the sea life near the Mid-Ocean Ridge includes giant tube worms, spider crabs, and giant clams!<br />Thingvellir was home to the first parliament for vikings! <br />Mid-Ocean Ridge. 2009. Ken Macdonald. 29 Sep. 2009. &lt;http://encarta.msn.com/text_761595522_0/mid-ocean_ridge.html&gt;<br />Iceland Volcanics and Plate Tectonics. 2003. USGS. 29 Sep. 2009. http://vulcan.usgs.gov/glossary/platetectonics/description-plate-tectonics.html<br />Exploring the Deep Ocean Floor: Hot Springs and Strange Creatures. 1999. USGS. 29 Sep. 2009. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/exploring.html<br />Thingvellir. 29 Sep. 2009. &lt;http://www.edwebproject.org/scandanavia/thingvellir.html<br />http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TBo02pPkXnY/R7AulQC0oaI/AAAAAAAAAas/BwDqRHdf7q4/s320/tubeworm.jpg<br />http://impressive.net/people/gerald/2005/11/02/15-59-06-sm.jpg<br />
  7. 7. Well, thanks for watching!<br /> Hope you liked our presentation and<br /> learned a lot from it! <br />And by the way… do you think that the Vikings were affected by the mid ocean ridge in Thingvellir too? Hmmmmmm….<br />http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_umo9e9iDLLQ/Sk-OKbCBiEI/AAAAAAAABLw/RGlEiUwomDs/s400/viking+cartoon.bmp<br />

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