Seventh Grade

ONE WATER CYCLE: Ocean Chemistry is Anything BUT Basic

Grade 7


Project Description

In this project, students will learn about the effects of global climate change and the impacts it has on the ocean and it’s sealife. Students learn about coral bleaching and ocean acidification through hands-on labs and demos. Students will use their knowledge of symbiotic relationships to create a self-contained ecosystem. Students will use hand-on experiences to replicate a multi-tiered ecosystem and recreate a thriving and fully self-sustaining ecocolumn.


Essential Questions

  • What factors are contributing to global climate change?
    • How does climate change lead to ocean acidification?
    • What causes coral bleaching?
    • What role do fossil fuels play in the carbon cycle?
    • What are greenhouse gases and how do they impact the climate?


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