EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

There are a variety of programs and institutions taking an active role in ocean acidification research, outreach, and a variety of OA related initiatives.

DATA IN THE CLASSROOM

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in partnership with the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) developed a series of Data-in-the-Classroom modules and has compiled resources from other institutions for use in a high school classroom.

UNDERSTANDING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Education Team (SET) has developed an Understanding Ocean Acidification web site with science presentations, educational resources and links, and hands-on activities.

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: The Science of Sustainability

The QUEST ocean acidification module has games, videos and other related posts and stories. QUEST is a multimedia series that strives to deepen our understanding of some of today’s most pressing sustainability topics through articles, videos, radio reports, television broadcasts, and educational materials that is supported by the National Science Foundation.

OFF BASE

The NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research Program has created education materials based on the mission of the NOAA ship, Okeanos Explorer. The Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, V1: "Why Do We Explore?" explores ocean health, including ph, buffers, and ocean acidification.

FROZEN OCEAN RESOURCES-OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

Digital Explorer, with support from Catlin Group have developed the Frozen Oceans resources. These educational resources are based on the research and journeys by explorers and scientists that took part in the Catlin Arctic Survey between 2009 and 2011 and include example lesson plans, acitivity and experiment sheets with the goal to 'Bring oceans to your classroom.' There are multiple lessons dedicated to ocean acidification.

SEAWATER ACID-BASE CHEMISTRY AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

This curriculum of five lessons teaches students acid-base chemistry through ocean acidification, an environmental issue that is threatening marine ecosystems. Each lesson includes a combination of teacher lectures and demonstrations and student activities. Students will first learn about pH and buffering capacity of solutions such as the oceans. Then they will investigate the influence of humans and marine animals and plants on the acidity of the oceans. The curriculum ends by having students research the effect of ocean acidification on marine life; creating an information brochure about ocean acidification serves as the final project of the curriculum.