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The Disappearing Kelp Forest

Learners observe the effect "El Nino" left on kelp plants and sea urchins. They analyze the data collected by researchers, by graphing it on a TI calculator. Before graphing and analyzing the data, you may want to revisit the events of "El Nino" and have a question and answer session. This experiment is designed for two class periods.

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CCSS: Designed
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6th - 9th
21st Century Skills
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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