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    Seawater composition: an introduction
    Joceline Boucher, Maine Maritime Academy
    In this activity, students collaboratively "build" the hydrologic cycle and use it as a starting point for thinking about the composition of seawater.

    Getting a Grip on Hydrogen Bonds
    Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College
    The purpose of this brief (~15 minutes) activity is for students to directly observe some of the unique properties of water that are the result of hydrogen bonds, such as capillary action, adhesion, cohesion, and ...

    Deep water circulation and chemistry jigsaw
    Michele LaVigne, Bowdoin College
    This activity is designed to introduce students to the way in which thermohaline circulation and the biological pump influence the distribution of nutrients, oxygen, carbon, and radiocarbon in the Atlantic vs. ...

    Observing Salinity Patterns
    Stephanie Jaeger, Green River Community College
    Part 1: Students measure the salinity of samples using a refractometer, and consider the units and density of these values. Part 2: Students apply concepts and reinforce what they've learned about salinity and ...

    Seasonal variation in light, mixing depth and primary productivity in temperate northern hemisphere waters
    Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
    In this exercise students work with light, temperature, and phytoplankton biomass proxy (chlorophyll a concentration) data to; Become more skilled in reading and interpreting semi log graphs, temperature profiles, ...


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