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Understanding Ocean Acidification - Data in the Classroom
This curriculum guide contains activities designed for grades 10-12 and is organized as a pathway with five lessons at increasing levels of sophistication. They incorporate real data from NOAA to help students understand the phenomenon of Ocean Acidification. Each level includes a pretest to check understanding followed by an activity to make maps, graphs, and use real data. Included are a teacher's guide, data sets, Carbonate Simulation and evaluation survey.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Dataset:
    • Modeled
  • Chemistry
  • Climatology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Chemical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This curriculum module was developed for the NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project by Caroline Joyce, Todd Viola and Andrew Amster in collaboration with the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program and the National Oceanographic Data Center. This project has been made possible with support of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Scientific and technical advice was provided by Dr. Joseph Salisbury, Assistant Research Professor at the University of New Hampshire. Permission is hereby granted for the reproduction of this lesson without alteration and on the condition that the acknowledgment above is cited.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-010-548
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project
Data in the Classroom