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Aquatic Model Mania - COSEE Coastal Trends

Lesson Plan 

Using a simulated model, students observe and manipulate the interactions of the components of an aquatic food web based upon the availability of nutrients.

Concept: Mathematical models
Mathematical models are an essential tool for understanding ocean sciences.

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

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

9-12 C Life Science
Interdependence of organisms

9-12 E Science and Technology
Abilities in technological design

Ocean Literacy Essential Principles (PDF booklet): The Ocean is largely unexplored (concept e)

Life on an Ocean Planet text reference (book link): Chapter 1.  Introduction to Marine Science 1:15-16