7th Graders study Ocean Acidification with WHOI

Spreading the word about Ocean Acidification:
 
A journey to the Cape Cod Sea Camps
 
 by Heather Benway
 
With a carload of cups, straws, seawater, red cabbage juice, bleach, lemon juice, seashells, yeast packets, and other miscellaneous items, I drove to the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA on a rainy day in mid-October to teach 36 7th graders from the Saint David’s School in NYC about ocean acidification.   The inquisitive students proved to be quick studies and great sports, as they performed various experiments that demonstrated the concepts of pH and ocean acidification.
 
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