Lesson 5B – Online Data and Supplemental Evidence

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

Unit:  Ocean Acidification, Ecology, Biogeochemical Cycling


See Standards Addressed 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, the students will learn and do a variety of items.  However, 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:

  • It is important to prepare and plan time accordingly for successful wet bench work that leads to understanding - this includes using laboratory "down time" wisely.
  • Scientists share resources and build off each other's work.
  • There are many sources for online, real-time data and supplemental evidence.
  • Scientists use multiple ways of obtaining evidence in ocean studies, directly and through proxies, by measuring changes in solids, liquids, and gases.  These include ice core sampling, in place (in situ) mesocosms and sensors, aerial observations, and others.

What Students Do:

  • Students use their time outside of the lab to explore reliable resources on ocean acidification that connect to their interest groups and experiments.

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