Gardening in the Arctic
Using the data from Dr. Victoria Hill’s Arctic Buoy Research, students will analyze how light, temperature and nutrients impact phytoplankton growth. Graphs will be generated from Buoys #1 and #3 that captured chlorophyll data. Students will explore which factor contributes the most on phytoplankton growth: light or temperature. Additionally, light intensity will be investigated for growth impacts in a lab setting. Graphing skills, scientific method skills, and utilizing authentic science data are developed.
Author: Megan McCall; EARTH Satellite December 8, 2016 Pensacola