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Description:

This activity examines the relationship between carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and chlorophyll-a measurements in a watershed. Students analyze and compare two Excel plots-one showing carbon dioxide data values from the Keeling Curve and the other showing satellite data of chlorophyll-a concentrations. This lesson uses student- and citizen science-friendly microsets of authentic NASA Earth system science data from the MY NASA DATA project. It includes detailed procedures, analysis questions, teacher notes, related links, background information, lesson extensions, and a list of related AP Environmental Science topics.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > 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:

Informal Education,Oceanography,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Biological science,Mathematics,Earth Science,SeaWiFS,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,Atmospheric science,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,Life Science,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Ocean and water,Mathematics:Data collection, analysis and probability,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123758117T,Life sciences:Ecology and ecosystems,Photosynthesis,Engineering and technology:Image processing and visualization,Phytoplankton,Earth system science,Engineering,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Technology,Geoscience

Language:

English

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