Technology as an essential tool will be integrated throughout this lesson for a variety of purposes. While recording scientific data when conducting experiments, students should have either Noteshare or a program for detailing the procedure and lab results. Teachers may want students to graph data in a program such as Data Studio. An electronic sketchpad would be helpful in creating visual representations of the concepts.
As students conduct research on under-sea hydrothermal vents, an online computer is necessary. Access to email for communicating with the mission scientist should be readily available.