Flying Lab to Investigate Southern Ocean's Appetite for Carbon

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Resource ID#: 154579 Primary Type: Text Resource

General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts, English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: global warming, carbon cycle, carbon sink, biotic factors, abiotic factors, atmosphere, greenhouse gases, climate change, Antarctic Circumpolar Current, text complexity, informational text, carbon, lab
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource
Resource Collection: STEM Reading Resources

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1 Lesson Plan

Researching Remote Regions: Role of the Southern Ocean

In this lesson, students will analyze an informational text on the carbon dioxide/oxygen exchange in the Southern Ocean. The extent to which massive Southern Ocean currents, other biotic and abiotic factors, and ocean color impacts global warming is currently not known. Scientists will use a modified plane set up as a laboratory to gather this data. The lesson is designed to support reading in the content area and includes a note-taking guide, text-dependent questions, a writing prompt, answer keys, and a writing rubric.

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Lesson Plan

Researching Remote Regions: Role of the Southern Ocean:

In this lesson, students will analyze an informational text on the carbon dioxide/oxygen exchange in the Southern Ocean. The extent to which massive Southern Ocean currents, other biotic and abiotic factors, and ocean color impacts global warming is currently not known. Scientists will use a modified plane set up as a laboratory to gather this data. The lesson is designed to support reading in the content area and includes a note-taking guide, text-dependent questions, a writing prompt, answer keys, and a writing rubric.

Type: Lesson Plan