This lesson is taken from NASA's Phytopia: Discovery of the Marine Ecosystem written in partnership with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science with funding from the National Science Foundation.
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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 chlorophy
Students will explore the Nitrogen Cycle by modeling the movement of a nitrogen atom as it passes through the cycle.