Make an Ocean

ITEM #640h
  • Aligned to Standards grades 4-6
  • Models 4 ocean ecology scenarios while investigating the effect of farm and industrial waste
  • Enough materials to repeat the experiment 5 times
  • Designed for 24 students working in groups of four
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National Standards for Grade Levels 4-6

This elementary kit allows students to model four ocean ecology scenarios as they investigate the effect of farm and industrial waste on ocean life. Brine shrimp populations, water pH and water density are monitored over the course of ecological contamination, water treatment, and recovery. Students also learn about life cycles and how to take representative samples. The kit is ideal for use as a class project or can be completed as a small group. Materials included allow the experiment to be repeated up to five times.

Required but not included: Five 1 gallon aquariums or containers, Balance or scale, A flashlight.

  •     4 Dropper bottles, 60 ml
  •     1 Hydrometer
  •     6 Medicine cups
  •     1 pH strips, pk/50
  •     1 Spoon
  •     1 Magnifying glass, small
  •     4 Straws
  •     4 Pipet, plastic
  •     Toothpicks, box
  •     Methylcellulose
  •     Brine shrimp eggs
  •     Albumin
  •     Trisodium phosphate
  •     Sodium carbonate
  •     Calcium nitrate
  •     Marine salt
  •     Instructor’s manual

This product ships separately and requires 2-4 weeks delivery time.