Light in the Ocean—Shedding Light on the Subject

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Illuminate the relationship between ocean depth and light intensity. The first installment of a four-part unit introduces the main topic, modeling the amount of light in the ocean in terms of depth. Learners view video clips on the topic and make conjectures about the relationship.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with an earth science teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have familiarity with exponential models
  • Scholars need to understand conjectures
Pros

  • Provides a transcript of the video clip for classrooms where video projection or viewing is not available
  • Includes questions for instructors to help students reflect on the activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core