Ocean Acidification for Educators

Amanda Kelley teaching OA

UAF scientist Amanda Kelley discusses factors that influence changes in ocean pH with students on St. Lawrence Island. Photo: Yuri Built-Ito

The following selected curriculum on ocean acidification has been deemed relevant in Alaska. We are working on additional curricula that highlights Alaska’s unique water chemistry and OA drivers. If you have a K-12 educational resource you’d like to share,  email dugan@aoos.org. We welcome submissions from teachers and scientists.

NEW: An ocean acidification teaching kit with hands-on experiments for Alaska middle school and high school classrooms. The kits are available for check-out. Learn about the kit.

Topic Grade Level Type of Resource Description
Topic Grade Level Type of Resource Description

Additional Resources

“Ask a Scientist” series
The Alaska OA Network’s video series where scientists answer a question about ocean acidification in 5 minutes or less.

Ocean Acidification Curriculum Collection
A searchable collection of links to existing lesson plans, units, and supplemental materials on ocean acidification. Filter by category, activity type, OA principle, key word, or grade level to see a brief overview and link to comprehensive information.

NOAA’S Ocean Acidification Program webinar series
Sharing Ocean Acidification Resources for Communicators and Educators (SOARCE) is a webinar series that shares education and communication tools to promote an integrated and effective ocean acidification education community. Scroll down this page to find upcoming webinars.

NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program curriculum collection
Educational resources for the high school classroom, including hands-on demos, lab activities, and lesson plans. This site also shares interactive multimedia, videos, powerpoint presentations, and age-appropriate journal articles.