Ocean Acidification: The Other Carbon Dioxide Problem
NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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- Can be used in a chemistry, oceanography, marine biology, biology, ecosystem, environmental science unit on acids and bases/pH.
About the Science
- The NOAA video discusses the causes of ocean acidification, ocean carbonate chemistry, sampling techniques, and impact of ocean acidification on marine food webs.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- The educator will need to provide context in which to embed this video. A basic pre-knowledge of acids, bases, and chemical formulas would be helpful for better understanding this video.
- Teachers need to make clear that even though the process is called "ocean acidification" it does not mean that the ocean will become acid, but that the ocean, now slightly alkaline, has diminished carbonate buffering potential.