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Other

Description:

This activity will help students understand algal blooms. They will devise their own experiments to test the effects of nutrients on algal growth, or younger students may follow the steps outlined in a sample activity which is provided. Students will be reminded that they need to have controls and replicates in their experiments. As a result of this activity, students will come to understand the requirements for algal growth, understand the factors that influence the occurrence and duration of algal blooms, and appreciate the diversity of algae in the marine environment.

Subjects:

  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Oceanography
  • Science > Ecology
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Science -- Biological and life sciences,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Science -- Oceanography,NSDL,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,General Public,Science -- Instructional issues,Higher Education,Science -- Ecology,Education,Science -- Earth science,Life Science,Informal Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110402231815740T,Science -- Biology,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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