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Ocean Primary Production

Lesson Plan Overview

This group of lesson plans focuses on primary production in the ocean via photosynthesizers, like plankton and algae. Students will learn what factors limit primary productivity in the ocean and about other ways ocean organisms produce energy (i.e. chemosynthesis). 

Source NOAA Ocean Explorer
Subjects Biology Chemistry Marine Biology
Grades 6-8 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#4: The ocean makes Earth habitable.OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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