Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts

What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding lesson in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After learning about current Antarctic research through the provided slide show, lab groups perform an experiment to see if brine shrimp respond to changes in their environments. While data charts and analysis questions are provided for the lab, there are no printed materials lists or procedures. Have learners write their own complete lab reports to turn in.

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Pros

  • Along with the quality PowerPoint presentation, find detailed teaching notes
  • Designed for use with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Nicely organized student data tables 
  • A hands-on conclusion to a pertinent and top-notch unit
Cons

  • None