Describes the composition of seawater, including dissolved ions in seawater and their source.
Uses models to demonstrate the affect that salt has on water and how it affects the different trophic levels.
In some areas, dense saltwater and less dense freshwater mix, and they form an immiscible layer, just like oil and water. One such place is a cenote, or underground cave, very common in certain parts of Central America. Explore such a cave in this video.
Students discover how salinity and temperature relate to ocean circulation. Lesson includes background information, a concept map, student activities, and assessments.
Reviews the composition of seawater and the source of dissolved ions.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Seawater Chemistry.
To stimulate the critical thinking skills required to assess the validity of statements about the key concept using an Agree/Disagree Table.
To describe images using words using the Visual Literacy strategy.
Connect your daily life experiences with specific points in a reading using a Double Entry Diary.
Students will look at the effects of ocean acidification on oysters and corals, find similarities between growing ocean acidification and ocean circulation, look at current science research in this field, and explore other potential challenges to the ocean's chemistry.
Frigid brine icicles sink to the seafloor and kill everything in their path.
Scientists are working on a way to desalinate seawater that mines minerals with little harm to the environment.
Find out how and why seawater salinity is changing and the effect that could have on ocean currents.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Seawater Chemistry. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
See the levels of certain items recorded in oceans around the world.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Seawater Chemistry.