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Phytopia Upwelling Zones

Phytopia Upwelling Zones

This educational resource helps learners understand the importance of marine upwelling systems, including ties to fisheries, El Nino and La Nina events. Its novel tools allow users to interactively track and analyze temperature, wind, salinity and chlorophyll data. Other features include a "User Guide" (Flash and .pdf formats), movies, links to published research, and summaries of relevant background topics. Worksheets and accompanying rubrics are designed to help educators assess student understanding of various topics. Materials are also aligned with content standards (Life Science, Earth & Space Science) for middle / high school students and recently published "Ocean Literacy" principles. Information, tools, and data presented in the "Phytopia: Upwelling Zones" module are linked to... Show More


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