Understanding Ocean Acidification

This series of five activities about ocean acidification incorporates real data from NOAA. The activities are organized as a pathway, with five levels increasing in sophistication, and different data-based inquiry activities.

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Atziri Ibanez
Kate Thompson
Kenneth Casey
NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

There is flexibility built into these lessons. Not all are necessary, depending on prerequisite knowledge of students. Educator should carefully read teachers' notes for explanations and other graphs necessary to build content knowledge, especially around understanding the relationship between aragonite saturation and calcification of shells.