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Using the pH Scale and Carbonic Acid Formation to Understand the Effect of Ocean Acidification on Organisms with Calcium Carbonate Shells.
Richard Rueb, Clackamas Community College
In this lab activity students use the pH scale and the reaction of carbon dioxide with water to understand ocean acidification and make predictions regarding the effect of ocean acidification on marine organisms by experimentally determining the effect of pH of calcite dissolution.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Geoscience, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science, Ecosystems, Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources

Human Impacts on Sharks: Developing an Essay Through Peer-Review on a Discussion Board
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
Through a discussion board, students comment and respond to paper topics on the human impacts on sharks. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Assessments:Peer Assessment
Subject: Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology

Tsunami assignment
Klaus Neumann, Ball State University
Students read reports about potential sources for tsunamis on the US east coast and compare them with previously discussed dangers for the west cost.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami

Tsunami Travel Time Approximation
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College Summary Students are asked to calculate approximate tsunami travel times across the Pacific basin. The assignment builds off of a lab introducing students to Spatial Analyst, and ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards

Wind Surge: Interactive On-line Mac and PC
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Wind surge is a JAVA based applet for exploring how water level on the windward and leeward side of a basin depends on wind speed, basin length, water depth, and boundary type. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Winds, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

Gulf Anoxia Course Project
Sadredin Moosavi, Rochester Community Technical College
In this activity students work in groups to investigate the problem of Gulf of Mexico hypoxia before developing mitigation strategies based on local contriubtions to the problem. The students present their ideas in a public meeting debate format from which a solution must be selected by the entire class.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Project, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine

Question of the Day: Regeneration of Fish
The two figures shown above are from the The Fishing Game (more info) game. They show the number of new fish per year that are added to the fish "stock," depending on the maximum number of fish that the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries

Assessing Local Sea Level Rise
Ken Tabbutt, The Evergreen State College
Students will read primary scientific literature, work collaboratively, think critically, and utilize GIS as a tool to visualize and quantify spatial and temporal changes in hydrological systems.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography

ConcepTest: Ice Sheets and Water Depth
Ice sheets covered much of the Northern Hemisphere one million years ago during part of the last ice age. How did this affect the depth of water in the oceans? a. Oceans were shallower than today b. Oceans were ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Modeling the oceanic thermohaline circulation with STELLA
David Bice, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
This activity describes the construction of and then experimentation with a STELLA model of the thermohaline circulation in the north Atlantic. Based on a famous paper by Stommel (1961), this model exhibits two ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Natural causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Natural causes


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