5 40 minute classes plus additional time (outside and/or in classroom)for the last inquiry project. Downloadable students masters are in the teacher notes. Students complete the lessons on the computer; however it is possible to carryout these lessons with a teacher's computer and overhead if computers are not available.Discuss this Resource»
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Grades 10-14 (esp since educator can pick and choose parts of the whole)
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- 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.
- Educator can pick and choose from the activities - don't have to use the whole thing.
About the Science
- In learning about the causes of ocean acidification and its effect on coral reefs, students consider various data sets and images for ocean chemistry, including the relationships among CO2, pH, temperature, carbonate and aragonite saturation.
About the Pedagogy
- This series of activities is structured into five levels - Entry, Adoption, Adaptation, Interactivity and Invention. The beginning levels - Entry and Adoption- are teacher-driven, whereas the last three levels become increasingly student-directed and inquiry-based.
- Teacher notes are comprehensive and clearly written.
- Teacher notes provide good background information about the content. Background information document will be important to guide the students well.
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