This lesson is aimed at helping students improve their skills with claims, evidence, and reasoning.

There are two case studies available, one on ocean acidification and one on invasive species. Students will watch an introduction video, read and explore information on the topic, then answer prompts based on data (temperature, salinity, and pH for ocean acidification, mud shrimp sampling with carapace size and sex for invasive species).



Lisa Ballard & Sara Pursel

Next Generation Science Standards

Crosscutting Concepts
  • Stability and change
Core Ideas
  • LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Engaging in argument from evidence

Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts

  • 3.F: The ocean has had, and will continue to have, a significant influence on climate change by absorbing, storing, and moving heat, carbon and water.