This informational text resource is designed to support reading in the content area. The text explains how scientists are working with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the role of phosphorus, and specifically the phosphorus cycle, in marine ecosystems. The author explains what is known about the topic, what research was done, what conclusions were drawn, and the importance of the scientists' findings.
Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts, English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: phosphorus, biogeochemical, cycles, phosphorus cycle, ocean, marine ecosystem, NSF, text complexity, informational text, National Science Foundation
The text's grade band recommendation is based on a text complexity analysis of a quantitative measure, qualitative rubric, and reader and task considerations.
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Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Sarah Kahre, Stephen Kirsche, National Science Foundation
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Access Privileges: Public
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