Ocean Acidification: Is there a Problem? Ocean Acidification is a current topic in the ocean and climate news. Students will utilize a guided WebQuest to research the possible future effects of ocean acidification, explore current models used to predict the changes in the ocean’s pH and discuss the current data collection for research. Topics Ocean Acidification AuthorsKatie Lodes Teacher ResourcesLesson PlanStudent Reflection – Instructor VersionIntroductory PowerPoint Student ResourcesWebquestPart IIPart IIIPart IVStudent Reflection HandoutpH Data Map Additional ResourcesSites for current and future pH collection:,http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/story/OA+Observations+and+Data http://ebbandflow.mbari.org/sections/conditions/MBARI_moorings/oa1_buoy.shtmlhttp://data.aoos.org/maps/sensors/Kolbert, Elizabeth. “The Acid Sea,” National Geographic, April 2011 [subscription required]—https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/ocean-acidification Next Generation Science StandardsCrosscutting ConceptsCause and effectStability and changeCore IdeasLS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in EcosystemsLS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and ResiliencePracticesObtaining, evaluating, and communicating informationAnalyzing and interpreting data Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts3.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.