This classroom/laboratory activity allows students to understand how marine organisms may be affected by increased ocean acidification caused by climate change. Students explore and analyze the relationship between the growth of oyster larvae and the chemistry of ocean water by using data from the Whiskey Creek Hatchery in Oregon, USA.

About the Tool

Tool Name Ocean Acidification and Oysters Lab
Discipline Chemistry
Topic(s) in Discipline pH Scale, Acids and Bases, Acidification, Ocean Carbonate Chemistry, Seawater Chemistry, Aragonite Saturation State, Ocean Acidity
Climate Topic Climate and the Hydrosphere
Type of Tool Laboratory Activity
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location North America
USA
Language English
Translation
Developed by Hilary Palevsky, UW Oceanography
Hosted at Program on Climate Change, College of the Environment, University of Washington
Link https://pcc.uw.edu/education/classroom-resources/climate-teaching-modules/uwhs-atms-211-ocean-acidification-and-oysters-lab/
Access Online, Offline
Computer Skills Intermediate

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(Image credit: Program on Climate Change, College of the Environment, University of Washington)