Nutrients in an estuary
Target Group: Secondary School
Ocean Literacy Principle: 4,5,6
Students compare nutrient growth in water from an estuary (for instance a mangrove area) and watch the experiment evolve over time.
Students brainstorm what makes estuaries such productive areas and think more in detail about nutrient input in an estuary. They predict what will happen with the experiment over time. You will find this activity on page 5 of the Educator's Guide .
Water from an estuary (mangrove area) with algae, plant fertilizer, salt, containers, safety eyewear, camera (or mobile phone with camera), computer, projector, printed student worksheets (page 13, 14 and 15 of the Student Guide, which is part of the Educator's Guide).