Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VA SEA 2017 Lesson Plans
Grades: 9-12 Subjects: Biology | Life Science | Environmental Science | Chemistry
This lesson plan invites middle-school students to solve a mystery: what is ocean acidification and how is it affecting marine life in the Antarctic? To solve the mystery, students will participate in an ocean acidification scavenger hunt, and propose hypotheses and arrive at their own conclusions with interpretation of real-time data from the Antarctic.
Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, ocean acidification, Antarctic, pteropods
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This lesson was developed in alignment with the 2010 Virginia Department of Education’s Science Standards of Learning.
This work is sponsored by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative, which supports collaborative research that addresses coastal management problems important to the reserves. The Science Collaborative is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the University of Michigan Water Center.
Thibodeau, P. (2017) The Mystery of Ocean Acidification. VA SEA 2017 Lesson Plans. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/zzdd-ej28