Scientifically-Interesting Story of Phytoplankton Blooms in the Polar Regions: Teacher Presentation

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This resource collection models for you (and your students) the process of analyzing solar radiation and phytoplankton data collected by satellites in the Arctic waters.  The storyline evidences how increases in shortwave radiation from the sun is directly proportional with increases in chlorophyll concentrations in the North Atlantic.

  • Google SlideGoogle Slide - This slide deck is perfect for virtual or in-person learning.  Don't miss the Speakers' Notes at the bottom of each slide for speaking points.  Coming Soon!

    • Teacher Script (PDF) - If you are new to the core ideas or data analysis skills connected to the presentation, try out this script with your students.  It provides step-by-step instructions for presenting the phytoplankton and solar energy data to your students. Coming Soon!

  • Google Form LogoGoogle Form (Student) - No matter if you are new to using Google Forms with students or you are an expert, this tool helps students capture their analyses of these data in the presentation and submit them right to your Google Drive.  If you are not sure how to get started, check out the Guide to Using Google Forms with My NASA Data.

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NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • LS2B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
  • ESS2A: Earth Materials and Systems

Science and Engineering Practices

  • Developing and Using Models
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data

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