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Teaching Effects of water pollution

Effects of water pollution

High levels of nutrients, called eutrophication, can cause conditions that deprive fish of oxygen. Ocean acidification occurs when excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes the oceans to become acidic, which harms corals and shellfish.

CK-12 (Middle School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does water pollution affect many aspects of an ecosystem?
STANDARDS:
RST.1 - Analysis & Evidence, RST.2 - Main Ideas, RST.4 - Key Terms

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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