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Linking introductory chemistry and the geosciences through ocean acidification

Article in The Earth Scientist (the quarterly publication of the National Earth Science Teachers Association) by S. Cooley and H. Benway, OCB.

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State of the Science Fact Sheet: Ocean Acidification
NOAA fact sheet
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Ocean Acidification: The Other Half of the CO2 Problem
EUR-OCEANS fact sheet

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Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem
National Resources Defense Council fact sheet
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Acid test for the seas
NOVA fact sheet

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ISB Experimental and Role Play Teaching Module
In this curriculum module, students in high school life and marine science courses act as interdisciplinary scientists and delegates to investigate how the changing carbon cycle will affect the oceans along with their integral populations.
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OCB Ocean Acidification Lab kit

Hands-on lab exercises for students in grades 6-12 that help introduce ocean acidification. Linked to U.S. national science teaching standards. Developed by S. Cooley, OCB.

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C-MORE Ocean Acidification Teaching Module
Lessons, lab activities, and background material for students in grades 6-12.  Tied to Hawaii teaching standards. One of 8 science kits developed by the C-MORE education team for loan to teachers.
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Acid Ocean Virtual Lab
An interactive computer-based introduction to ocean acidification, complete with a virtual lab investigating the effects of OA on sea urchin larval growth. Developed through University of Gothenburg and Stanford University's Inquiry to Insight Program by Jason Hodin, Pam Miller, and Geraldine Fauville (for complete list of credits, please visit site).
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NOAA Science on a Sphere Ocean Acidification Dataset
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Videos, Podcasts, & News
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Slides and Presentations
Educational programs
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Last updated: September 21, 2012