Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VA SEA 2017 Lesson Plans
This lesson plan allows students to apply knowledge of light absorption and reflectance to reveal information about an invasive species in the environment. Students will incorporate art and quantitative analysis to form and test a hypothesis through plotting provided data, interpreting graphs, and answering discussion questions that require deeper thinking.
Algae, Light, Secondary Education, Lesson Plans
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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.
Besterman, A. (2017) How Green Is It? Learning Light and Electromagnetic Spectrum Properties By Measuring Algae. Subjects: Physical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Life Science Grades: 9-12. VA SEA 2017 Lesson Plans. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5GB2X