Featured in PASCO’s College Environmental Science Instructor Guide

College Environmental Science Instructor Guide

(PS-3809A)

College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.

Pollution & Algal Blooms

Lab Summary

Use My World GIS software to investigate the life cycle, causes, and effects of an algal bloom.

**Requires  My World GIS License.

Theory

Students investigate the life cycle, causes, and effects of an algal bloom: They also:

  • Examine instances of major HAB events in the southern California and Florida vicinities.
  • Use the information provided by the major HAB events and other layers, determine the species of algae responsible for blooms seen in southern California and Florida.

Method

Student gain experience by conducting the following procedures:

  • Analyzing scientific data from bloom survey programs in southern California and Florida.
  • Using information, such as nearby instances of harmful blooms and kill data, to determine whether the bloom is harmful, and, if so, what kind of algae is blooming.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

My World GIS Classroom (10 seat) License

(SE-7352C)

Allows the installation and use of the Software on up to 10 computers within the confines of a single classroom or student laboratory at a K-12 educational institution, or on a single mobile cart.

The Associated Bundle:

College Environmental Science Sensor Bundle

(PS-2930A)

Contains the probeware needed to perform all 26 experiments in the College Environmental Science instructor guide.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.