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Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- If ocean water became more acidic, how might it affect oyster populations?
- What are the possible impacts of climate change on the chemistry of seawater?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Ocean Acidification and Oysters Lab|
|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|
|Developed by||Hilary Palevsky, UW Oceanography|
|Hosted at||Program on Climate Change, College of the Environment, University of Washington|
(Image credit: Program on Climate Change, College of the Environment, University of Washington)
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