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A series of guided questions lead students through exploring what causes upwelling and downwelling / ocean and ultimately ocean currents.
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Guided questions lead students through exploring the connections between upwelling and downwelling and the delivery of nutrients through upwelling of cold ocean water which enhances bioproductivity.
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Using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data, NOAA, students plot seawater data for the North Atlantic Ocean as they gain a basic understanding of ocean acidification.
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Article and questions for a close read of a NASA report describing changes in ocean plant life as a result of climate leading to feedback loop.
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How does the pH of seawater change? This activity includes a visual showing CO2 solubility in seawater. Students then respond to leading questions that result in identifying the relationship between pH, seawater temperature, and atmospheric CO2.
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In this activity, students will be provided data for pCO2 and pH. After studying the data they will describe the relationship between parameters shown and determine the implications for the ocean's ability to buffer against pH changes. They will also consider implications the data have for...
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Students complete a watershed hydrology literacy assessment before using data provided and Google Earth to view / work with the water balance equation for the watershed. Ultimately students are asked to identify the ecosystem services the watershed provides.
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Students compare hydrographs and landcover in two watersheds looking for relationships.
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Students use the EPA's Stormwater Calculator to assess the impact of landcover changes.
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Students use World Bank data and Google Earth to rank major coastal cities worldwide according to their vulnerability to coastal flooding.
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Students explore materials describing coastal engineering, engage in a role play activity, and look at smart buildings as solutions.
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Students explore water statistics, then graph data related to water sustainability.
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Are we sliding into a water crisis? Students engage in a close read, watch a video and then are part of a student-centered discussion related to water resource problems and management.
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In this case study students engage in a jigsaw activity as they discuss 5 case studies demonstrating the unsustainable use of water in agriculture.
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Students calculate how much water goes into commodities.
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Students read, analyze and calculate water use in irrigation across 7 states.
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Students compare and contrast long-term groundwater well levels across 6 states.
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Students engage in an analysis and discussion of non-point source pollution and sediment movement via water in an agricultural scenario. Students then explore the larger system as they work to understand the connections between non-point source pollution, eutrophication and dead zones.
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Students respond to questions about the distribution of water on/in the Earth after observing the demonstration. Students then build a bottle-model hydrologic cycle.
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Students build a model, using a stream table, of a stream to investigate erosion, sediment transport and deposition.
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