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What Affects Dead Zones? - COSEE Coastal Trends

Lesson Plan 

Students explore scenarios in real datasets to investigate how physics and biology interact to produce Dead Zones of various sizes and durations.

Concept: Humans and the coast
Coastal areas and humans are particularly interconnected.

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Evidence, models, and explanation
Constance, change, and measurement

9-12 A Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

9-12 B Physical Science
Motions and forces

9-12 F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Natural Resources
Environmental quality
Natural and hum-induced hazards

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 6. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected (concept f)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 18 Human Pollution and the Health of the Ocean 18:12-43