Ocean Acidification Curriculum Collection

Created: 8/04/2015 - Updated: 11/06/2018

Overview

This website is a searchable collection of links to existing lesson plans, units, and supplemental materials on ocean acidification. Our mission is to help educators prepare youth to address the challenges of the rapidly changing environment by facilitating incorporation of ocean acidification as subject matter for their K-12 classrooms. The principal team members have science and resource management backgrounds. That is reflected in our overall approach: the collection is analogous to a literature review.  We turned it into an online searchable database to enable the broad community of education experts to review the materials, make recommendations to improve them, add additional materials and identify gaps.

Audience

It can be used by teachers as a starting point to find materials and lessons specific to OA. It is also a place where teachers and their students can ask OA and climate change scientists to answer questions and to help with specific labs they are trying out.

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Keywords

Sector Addressed: 
Education / Outreach
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Ocean acidification
Type of Tool: 
Communication / Outreach
Other Climate Change or Adaptation Portals
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Tool Cost: 
Free