Classroom Activity

In Acid Oceans, scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) build a model ocean in a lab to see how acidification affects the ability of ocean animals to build their skeletons.

This feature story is an illustration of the process of science because it shows how scientists formulate a hypothesis and then conduct an experiment to test their predictions based on that hypothesis. (Read more about The Scientific Process.)

This Classroom Discussion Activity can be used to connect your students to the process of science, highlight overarching scientific themes, and enhance comprehension of the story.