Lesson 5a – Ocean Acidification Experimentation

Course:  Life Science, Integrated Science, STEM, BioChem, Marine Science

Unit:  Ocean Acidification, Ecology, Biogeochemical Cycling


See the NGSS buttons in the righthand panel of this page for an overview of the standards addressed in this lesson.  Also, please see the documents on the Standards Addressed page for all NGSS, WA State (Science, Math and Literacy), and NOAA Ocean Literacy Education Standards connections. In particular, for this lesson, due to the variety of experiments completed within classrooms, students will learn and do a variety of activities.  Because each student will complete different labs in this lesson, each student will not complete all of the listed standards.  However, ideally, they will complete 1-2 sets of performance expectations.  To give you a broad, big-picture overview, in addition to the aligned objectives linked above, for this lesson, here is an overview of:

What Students Learn:

  • The ocean is an intricate network of abiotic (nonliving) and biotic (living) factors. Research helps us understand and predict changes in this system as well as any reverberating effects.

What Students Do:

  • Implement a scientific investigation using appropriate technology, multiple measures, proper controls, systematic data collection and safe approaches.









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