Carbon Dioxide Fertilization of Marine Microalgae (Dunalliela sp.) Cultures

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In this experiment, students investigate the importance of carbon dioxide to the reproductive growth of a marine microalga, Dunalliela sp. (Note that the directions are for teachers and that students protocol sheets will need to be created by teachers.)

Performance Expectations

HS-LS2-5   Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.

MS-LS2-1   Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS2-3   Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

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Crosscutting Concepts