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Ocean Acidification Explained in Two Minutes

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  • This animated video explains the process of ocean acidification. 
  • Students will have an overview of ocean acidification as a concept and its impact on marine life. 
Teaching Tips


  • This video contains a clear introduction and animations about ocean acidification with statistics and facts.
  • At the end it outlines solutions to this problem that affects marine life.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students must be familiar with the pH scale and marine ecosystems.


  • This resource can be used as a hook for a lesson on ocean acidification.
  • Students could conduct research on the effects of acidic ocean water on a marine species of their choice.
  • Support group: The teacher could pause the video and check that students understood each point, especially the one related to ocean chemistry and pH decrease.
  • The teacher could ask students to conduct an experiment that demonstrates how water can turn acidic and what happens to the shells of sea organisms.
  • Science students could use this tool to see the relationship between atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean acidification.
  • Art students could study this watercolor from Jill Pelto which uses pH data from the oceans.
Scientist Notes
This 2-minute video presents a very brief introduction to ocean acidification, its causes, and its impacts on oceans. This is a short, clear resource with sources provided in the video description. This resource is recommended for teaching
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