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Monitoring Estuarine Water Quality - The NOAA Ocean Data Education Project

Lesson Plan 

In this series of activities, students use data to explore temperature, dissolved oxygen, and salinity in ocean waters.  In “Level 4,”students are asked to relate environmental conditions to Atlantic Sturgeon migration.

Concept: Water properties
Ocean waters have unique properties.

National Science Education Standards
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K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes
Constance, change, and measurement
Evolution and equilibrium

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

9-12 B Physical Science
Motions and forces

9-12 C Life Science
Behavior of organisms

9-12 D Earth and Space Science
Origin and evolution of the earth system

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): 1. The Earth has one big ocean with many features (concept e)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 8 The Nature of Water
Chapter 9 Water: A Physically Unique Molecule