The CRCP developed a new Ocean Acidification (OA) Data-in-the-Classroom Module, as part of the NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project in partnership with NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System and National Marine Sanctuaries. The new module incorporates real (and near-real time) OA data collected in the Caribbean region and maintained by the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center. These data sets support a collection of five scalable lesson plans with a Flash simulation of rising carbonate levels as well as other demos. A beta version of the module is available online.
NODE modules were selected by a teacher/scientist network to be among the most effective web materials for building climate data literacy in the classroom. This curriculum contains five activities designed for grades 10-12, with lesson plans organized as a pathway with five levels of increasing sophistication and student engagement, starting from the simple science parameters and culminating in student-driven research: