COSEE NOW is pleased to present “A plague in air and sea: Neutralizing the acid of progress,” a profile of biological oceanographer Debora Inglesias-Rodriguez, and her work studdying the consequences of ocean acidification. A comprehensive lesson plan is also provided, that leads students through an exploration of the relationship between carbon dioxide and acidification.
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COSEE NOW is pleased to present: Antarctica melting, a 4-part audio slideshow series on the fastest winter warming place on Earth, as seen through the eyes of three scientists. The slideshows, and accompanying lesson plans, provide a first hand look into the role that global climate change has had in transforming the Antarctic environment.
This series of PowerPoints and hands-on activities is designed for teachers to use in their classrooms to help discuss the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Each lesson can be adapted based on class level and the time available.
Ocean observatories are not just watching the ocean; they’re also being used to monitor the impact of humans in urban estuaries like the Hudson River. In this video, produced by Liberty Science Center, Drs. Scott Glenn and Oscar Schofield describe how observing technologies are being used to research what happens where the Hudson River flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
To understand the ocean ecosystem, at some point you have to get in a boat. In this travelogue, Dr. Alex Kahl shows us how he collects samples of phytoplankton in Antarctica using a small boat, some bottles and a lot of filters.
Alex Kahl is a graduate student in Oceanography at Rutgers University. But this California native wasn’t always going to be a science major. Alex explains his story in this online presentation.