Goldsmiths awards: Teaching resources – Ocean acidification (video)

These resources are designed to support teaching of geography at GCSE, AS, and A Level, giving in depth information on the subject and an insight for students and teachers into the work of researchers in the field.

Ocean acidification describes the ongoing decrease in ocean pH caused by human CO2 emissions. This acidification has an impact on ocean life, which researchers working in this relatively new field are currently trying to ascertain.

Ocean acidification is relevant to the following topics:

  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine environments
  • GCSE: Some GCSE specifications examine aspects of climate change and the health of marine environments, for example Edexcel GCSE Geography B paper looks into the health of the oceans
  • A Level: The resources can support any A Level specification with a climate change element especially those that refer to ocean acidity, including Unit 1 Global Challenges in the Edexcel specification.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): The IB paper two options examine the impact of acidity on marine life, in particular coral reefs, as well as referring to oceans as a store of carbon dioxide.

Royal Geographical Society with IBG. Web site and more information.


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