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ERIC Number: EJ1120792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Ocean Acidification
Ludwig, Claudia; Orellana, Mónica V.; DeVault, Megan; Simon, Zac; Baliga, Nitin
Science Teacher, v82 n6 p41-48 Sep 2015
The curriculum module described in this article addresses the global issue of ocean acidification (OA) (Feely 2009; Figure 1). OA is a harmful consequence of excess carbon dioxide (CO[subscript 2]) in the atmosphere and poses a threat to marine life, both algae and animal. This module seeks to teach and help students master the cross-disciplinary content and skills needed to address such problems. Field testing with thousands of high school students has shown that this module, titled Ocean Acidification: A Systems Approach to a Global Problem, builds students' abilities to understand, research, experiment, and care about ocean acidification. In six lessons, the module teaches 21st-century skills (Partnership for 21st Century Skills 2002) and addresses standards from the" Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) and "Common Core State Standards" (NGAC and CCSSO 2010).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: OCE0928561; MCB1316206; NIGMS2P50; GM076547