Course: Life Science, Integrated Science, STEM, BioChem, Marine Science Unit: Ocean Acidification, Ecology, Biogeochemical Cycling Objectives See the NGSS buttons on the right and the Standards Addressed page for all NGSS, WA State (Science, Math and Literacy), and NOAA Ocean Literacy Education Standards connections. For this lesson, due to the variety of experiments students conduct preceding the lesson, they […]
Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is for students to model the scientific process – which includes the experimental bench work they are completing in Lesson 5a and the collaboration and connection to others’ research. This lesson gives students the time and resources to learn from the work being completed by scientists and through their […]
The purpose of Lesson 5c is for students to model systems approaches as they learn about today’s scientific process. Specifically, students will use mathematical and computer-based modeling to make predictions.
Below is a compilation of general resources on ocean acidification and systems level studies. Some of these resources are directly used in this curriculum module, but most are for your reference. While we do not endorse all items listed below, they have been referred to us by educators.
The purpose of the Summit is to achieve a deeper understanding of oceanic CO2 systems from the different research groups’ points of view. In the Summit, participants systematically question and examine issues and data related to the big question and articulate short- and long-term goals for oceanic CO2 concentrations.
The purpose of this lesson is for students to model the scientific process – which includes the experimental bench work they are completing in Lesson 5a and the collaboration and connection to others’ research. This lesson gives students the time and resources to learn from the work being completed by scientists and through their online contributions.
The purpose of this lesson is to allow students to complete research on the topic of ocean acidification and to work toward answering their interest group’s experimental question.
When tackling “big problems” scientists from different disciplines directly communicate and divvy up research into projects that best use available resources and lead to more comprehensive understanding. The goal of this lesson is to guide student groups as they plan their experiment and ultimately develop a class-wide, cohesive set of experiments that work together to answer the big question and their group’s individual sub-question.
The purpose of this lesson is to set the stage for students to begin a collaborative, systems study of ocean acidification (OA). Understanding that OA is a global problem that has positive and negative impacts on many groups in many ways makes it a hotly debated, political topic.