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Using Long-Term Data From Antarctica To Teach Ocean Acidification, Patrica S. Thibodeau Jan 2020

Using Long-Term Data From Antarctica To Teach Ocean Acidification, Patrica S. Thibodeau

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There is a mystery to be solved! This lesson plan asks students to identify the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of ocean acidification (OA). Global oceans have absorbed approximately a third of the CO2 produced by human activities, such as burning of fossil fuels, over the past decade (Sabine et al. 2004). This accumulation of CO2 in the ocean has lowered average global ocean pH and decreased the concentration of carbonate ions (CO/ ) (Fabry et al. 2008). As a result of this OA, the carbonate chemistry of the global ocean is rapidly changing and affecting marine organisms (Orr ...


Investigating The Functions Of Wetlands, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve In Virginia Jan 2019

Investigating The Functions Of Wetlands, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve In Virginia

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Grade level: 2-5

Subject area: Life Science

Students will perform two experiments using models of wetlands to learn about the ability of wetlands to prevent erosion, control flooding, and soak up pollutants. They will apply this knowledge in an activity using metaphors to describe a wetland.There is also an outdoor activity that may be added to teach students about a particular type of wetland, the saltmarsh, and adaptations for plants that live in those environments


Watershed Activity Set, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve In Virginia Jan 2018

Watershed Activity Set, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve In Virginia

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Grade level: 2-5

Subject Area: Life Science

This lesson plan contains 3 activities which can be used together or separately. The first activity demonstrates the overall concept of a watershed by having students build a simple model, the second connects watersheds with habitats and pollution - asking students to design their own watershed. The third module examines more closely human activities and their impacts on watersheds using an Enviroscape(TM) model.