Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
EARTH Lesson Plan
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Biological Pump Slideshow
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This Web slide show will take students step-by-step through the processes that are involved the biological pump.  Students will be encouraged to think about how the pump will react to various changes in the environment, and how availability of nutrients such as nitrate and iron affect the amount of carbon dioxide that is eventually sequestered in the deep oceans.

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This lesson did help my students understand the concept of the biological pump. The power point was well designed and allowed us to have a guided discussion on what the biological pump is and how it functions in the environment. It made the discussion of a complex topic much easier to navigate.—M. Keymel, Leroy, NY

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Last updated: Jul. 30, 2014