Pulse Activity Guide
Missing SINK: Carbon Dioxide and the Ocean Connection
What happens to the carbon dioxide introduced by fossil fuels into our world’s atmosphere? Estimates are that half of all carbon dioxide produced by humans since the industrial revolution has dissolved into the world's ocean. These increased inputs of carbon dioxide are changing the ocean today and are affecting the ocean’s chemistry and the organisms that call it home.
Let’s take a look at how we might introduce the concepts behind carbon dioxide in the ocean and it's relationship to climate change in a K-12 classroom.
- Where does this information fit in our curriculum?
- What resources are available?
- How can we integrate this information seamlessly into our current curriculum?
The following activities are designed to follow the scope and sequence for Ocean Literacy Principle #3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate, as developed by the Ocean Literacy Network.
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