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Do you like your oceans still or sparkling?

This resource is part of the Polar Explorer Resource Collection https://www.stem.org.uk/polar-explorer-educational-resources.

The oceans are become more acidic. This is due to an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. The oceans absorb a lot of this and when it does, the carbon dioxide reacts with the seawater causing carbonic acid to form.

This unit allows learners to investigate how acidic water is with carbon dioxide in it and to understand the effects burning fossil fuels has on the Earth.


 

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