CONCEPT - HUMANS AND THE COAST
Home > Ocean and Humans Are Connected > Humans and the Coast
Students add fertilizer to pond, river, or estuarine water and compare results to a control treatment with no added fertilizer to simulate how algal blooms and dead zones occur in coastal bodies of water due to nutrient pollution.
Students explore scenarios in real datasets to investigate how physics and biology interact to produce Dead Zones of various sizes and durations.
Students use the internet or printed articles and video clips to research why seagrass numbers have declined.
Students construct a scaled model of a watershed to demonstrate the effect of various types of land uses on water quality.