Ocean Water Teacher Resources
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Changing Planet: Ocean Acidification - the Chemistry is Less than Basic!
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...
Investigating the Effect of Salinity on the Density and Stability of Water
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...
8 Incredible Deep Sea Oddities!
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...
That Sinking Feeling: Density Currents Lab
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,...