Today our class took part in one of the Coral Live Lessons where we signed on at 11am sharp! The session was streamed live all the way from the Caribbean where Scientists are working on ways to protect our coral reefs and oceans.
We were greeted by Jamie who guided us in completing 2 investigations. We explored the effects of ocean acidification and learned how the rising amount of Carbon Dioxide caused by Global warming are in turn causing raised levels of acidity in the oceans. We placed a piece of chalk into some vinegar and observed how the vinegar started to dissolve the chalk(calcium carbonate) in the same way that acidic sea water will start to dissolve coral.
It was a great lesson, which we all enjoyed! The best part was when Jamie read our shout out!