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.



Katie Lodes

Additional Resources

Sites for current and future pH collection:

Next Generation Science Standards

Crosscutting Concepts
  • Cause and effect
  • Stability and change
Core Ideas
  • LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
  • Analyzing and interpreting data

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.