Abiotic factors in the ocean
Target Group: Secondary School
Ocean Literacy Principle: 2,4,5,6
Students learn which abiotic factors influence ecosystems. In addition they think about how humans can affect these abiotic factors.
Students investigate the different abiotic factors for the open ocean, rocky shore or coral reef. Afterwards they discuss how humans can have an impact on abiotic factors of these ecosystems (subject 3 and 4 of the Educator's Guide). The website has additional information and pictures (click on Reference Material).
Computer and projector (to show examples of ocean ecosystems and information about ecosystems).