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Other

Description:

This lesson plan introduces the science behind the causes, occurrence, and impacts of hypoxic or "dead" zones in coastal waters. Provides background, glossary, graphics for classroom activity, data files, and links to related projects and websites. Activities focus on: nutrient enrichment; dissolved oxygen; mechanisms of oxygen depletion. Students use data (real or simulated) to graph the hypoxic zone where the Mississippi River enters Louisiana's Gulf Coast.

Subjects:

  • 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,Education,NSDL,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Science -- Instructional issues,Science -- Ecology,Higher Education,Science -- Earth science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120204200434538T,Life Science,Science -- Oceanography,Geoscience,Graduate/Professional

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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