Ocean Water Teacher Resources
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Investigating the Effect of Salinity on the Density and Stability of WaterLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Water with varying amounts of dissolved salt are dyed and then used to compare densities. The objective is to discover the effect of salinity, and therefore density, on ocean water on the stability of the ocean. Many branches of science...
Changing Planet: Ocean Acidification - the Chemistry is Less than Basic!Lesson Planet
7th - 10th
A video and laboratory investigation are highlights to this lesson on acidification of ocean water due to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide. Using bromothymol blue (BTB) as an indicator, pupils analyze the amount of carbon dioxide...
Lost City Chemistry DetectivesLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In 1977, scientists discovered hot springs in the middle of deep, cold ocean waters near the Galapagos Islands. Scholars research the chemical reactions that explain what scientists found at the Lost City. A discussion connects many...
Climate, Corals and ChangeLesson Planet
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Global warming isn't just an issue on land; deep ocean waters are also showing troubling signs. Young scientists learn more about deep water corals and the many recent discoveries researchers have made. Then they examine data related to...
8 Incredible Deep Sea Oddities!Lesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The pressure at the bottom of the ocean is 10,000 times that at sea level. Scholars go under the sea as they learn about organisms found in the deep ocean waters. From angler fish to deep sea jellies that bioluminescence, viewers see...
Changing Planet: The Case of the Leaky GyreLesson Planet
7th - 10th
The fascinating video "Changing Planet: Fresh Water in the Arctic," introduces your oceanographers to the world's gyres. They learn that melting sea ice is making the gyres larger, and that the changes could, in turn, contribute even...
That Sinking Feeling: Density Currents LabLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Seawater density varies depending upon your location, which means that ships float higher or lower in the ocean depending upon their location as well. In a hands-on activity, individuals explore the density of ocean water. In groups,...
The Last GenerationLesson Planet
12 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How does climate impact the town, city, or area where people live? Scholars research the concept of climate change as it pertains to the Marshall Islands. The opening lesson of a two-part series uses interactive online resources and...