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Culturing Change:
Exploring Climate Science with Algae Experiments 

9:00–10:00 a.m. PDT | 12:00–1:00 p.m. EDT 

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Are you looking for a fresh, hands-on approach to teaching climate change and primary productivity?

Join Vernier biology experts John Melville, PhD, and Sara Tallarovic, PhD, along with guest Matthew Huber, MS, Chief Scientist at Algae Research and Supply, for a webinar on using algae cultures in experiments that explore primary productivity. 

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use the Go Direct® Optical Dissolved Oxygen Probe with algae cultures to measure dissolved oxygen levels in water and determine the effect of light on the rate of photosynthesis. Our presenters will also cover how to connect these measurements to carbon fixation through pH levels and explore the ocean’s role in reducing levels of atmospheric carbon.

What you'll learn

Strategies for integrating hands-on algae experiments into your biology curriculum to discuss climate change and primary productivity

How to use algae cultures and the Go Direct Optical Dissolved Oxygen Probe to measure dissolved oxygen concentration and investigate photosynthesis rates

The connection between dissolved oxygen, pH, and CO2 fixation in aquatic ecosystems

The critical role of the ocean in fixing atmospheric oxygen and its importance in the global carbon cycle

Tips for setting up experiments using pond water to provide real-world context for your students

Presented By

John Melville, PhD
College Biology Relationship Manager
Vernier Science Education



Sara Tallarovic, PhD
Biology Staff Scientist
Vernier Science Education



Matthew Huber, MS
Chief Scientist
Algae Research and Supply

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