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Coral Bleaching

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is coral bleaching? Tackle a trendy topic with a narrated animation. Through a combination of video and illustration, the narrator introduces viewers to a coral reef, then goes inside a coral polyp to show its symbiotic relationship...
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Changing Planet: Fading Corals

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Show the six-minute video, "Changing Planet: Fading Corals," and then demonstrate how calcium carbonate forms a precipitate in the presence of carbon dioxide. Separate your scientists into small groups to gather information about coral...
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Coral Reefs and Climate Change

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Coral reefs cover less than one percent of the ocean floor, yet more than 25 percent of marine life lives in coral reefs. A colorful, engaging video describes the health of coral reefs and why the formations matter. The first lesson in a...
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Ocean Scenes and Coral Reefs

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore plants and animals that live at various ocean levels, including beaches and coral reefs. They demonstrate their comprehension of ocean layers and life with chalk drawings. Students draw details of plant and animal life,...
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Cool Corals

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Young oceanographers research deep sea corals that thrive on chemosynthesis. The lesson focuses on the biology of the animal, preferred habitat, associations, and interactions.
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Deep-Sea Corals

For Students 6th - 12th
Come take a peak at the corals in the deep. Science scholars discover the hidden world of deep-sea corals in the third installment of a 13-part series. Topics include the differences between shallow water and deep-sea corals, the slow...
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What Happens When You Zap Coral With The World's Most Powerful X-ray Laser?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
By examining coral skeletons with powerful X-ray technology, scientists are able to track climate change before written records were produced. Learn how in a fascinating video short video.
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Exploring the Deep 4 | Corals in the Cold

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Did you know coral is actually an animal? Even stranger, corals used to be found primarily in cold water regions! Explore the deep with the help of underwater robotics.
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Investigating Coral Bleaching Using Data in the Classroom

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Approximately 93 percent of the individual reefs in the Great Barrier Reef suffer from coral bleaching. Scholars learn how scientists monitor coral bleaching around the world as part of a larger series. They use actual data to answer...
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Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Creatures in the Coral

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students describe unique adaptations of organisms that live in the coral reef habitat, read various books pertaining to coral reefs and ocean life, and construct a wheel demonstrating the relationships between certain coral reef...
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Coral Reefs in Hot Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Global warming is leaving coral reefs in hot water. What does that mean for their survival? Find out as scholars use authentic satellite data to explore the issue. Learners look for global trends in the data and research the effects the...
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Rate of Coral Growth

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Using a table of information provided, middle school marine biologists chart data on a graph to determine the impact of water depth on coral growth in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Then they answer questions that connect the data to...
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Corals & Coral Reefs

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students describe a coral reef, how it is formed and its inhabitants. They explain the ecological and economic importance of coral reefs and discuss its present-day threats. Lesson contains adaptations for all levels.
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Growing A Coral Skeleton

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars research the growth of coral. In this coral polyps lesson, students simulate the growth of coral by using available materials to grow crystals. Young scholars record observations in a scientific journal.
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Coral Reef Conservation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct discussions on current threats to coral reefs around the world and write letters to conservation organizations urging support for coral reef protection.
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Introduction to Coral Reefs

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students identify locations of coral reefs, both in the water and around the globe, identify relative depth of corals in the ocean by observing behavior of cold and warm saltwater, and create models of coral reefs.
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The Coral Reef Cake: An Activity for K-12 Earth Science or Biology Classes

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students watch a slide show presentation of a Coral Reef and discuss its inhabitants. They make a coral reef cake demonstrating the layers and components using different foods.
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Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study coral reefs and the controversy over coral bleaching. They role-play a debate over the issue and come up with a compromise to protect the reefs and the economies that depend on them.
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Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars learn what coral reefs are and about the different types of reefs, the ecology surrounding these biological playgrounds, and the human impact on them.
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Human Impact on the Life Cycle of Corals

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners study the life cycle of a coral reef. They then participate in a simulated village meeting in which they roleplay various characters who must review proposed legislation dealing with reef management.
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Make an Edible Coral Reef

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Coral reefs are full of an abundance of life and color. Why not celebrate it with an edible coral reef? Learners and teachers alike use cake, icing, and candies to create a tasty version of a coral reef that's complete with colors,...
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Climate, Corals and Change

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Global warming isn't just an issue on land; deep ocean waters are also showing troubling signs. Young scientists learn more about deep water corals and the many recent discoveries researchers have made. Then they examine data related to...
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – A Tale of Deep Corals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many have debated which came first, the chicken or the egg, but this lesson plan debates which came first, the hydrocarbons or the carbonate reef. After a discussion on deep-sea corals, scholars receive a set of questions to research and...
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Pipeline to the Coral Reefs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discover firsthand the effects of internal waves on coral reefs. Through a series of experiments, learners simulate internal waves and upwelling events as they make observations on the movement of water and other debris. They then...

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