Are humans causing ocean acidification? KS3 Science
A practical lesson where students work scientifically and develop their literacy skills by writing a conclusion using the ‘Point Evidence Explain’ technique from English.

The context of the lesson is the work of Dr Helen Findlay who is investigating ocean acidification: ‘the other carbon problem’.

This full lesson contains:

Slideshow 1 Are humans causing ocean acidification?
Lesson Overview and Teacher Guidance
Activity Overview 1 Are humans causing ocean acidification?
Student Sheet 1a Are humans causing ocean acidification?
Student Sheet 1b Practical instructions
Subject Update 1 Ocean acidification

Six enquiry-based lessons introducing ocean science concepts for ages 11-14.

These lessons and activities are full of practical ideas to bring carbonate chemistry and marine biology to the science classroom. All lessons demonstrate science at work and are based on recent research conducted in the Arctic. Designed to be used in conjunction with the Digital Explorer Media Zone. All lessons and resources are available from Digital Explorer’s TES profile.


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  • Answer-Sheet-1.pdf
  • Lesson-1-Lesson-Overview-Teacher-Guidance-Are-humans-causing-ocean-acidification.pdf
  • Slideshow-1-Are-humans-causing-ocean-acidification.pdf
  • Student-Sheet-1a-Are-humans-causing-ocean-acidification.pdf
  • Student-Sheet-1b-Practical-instructions.pdf
  • Subject-Update-1-Ocean-Acidification.pdf

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Created: Mar 9, 2016

Updated: Mar 6, 2019


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