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Exploring Oceans: Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 6th - 12th
All aboard! Let's take a trip to the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. Encompassing more than 1,200 miles of islands and reefs, it is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world due to its...
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Google Street View in the Great Barrier Reef

For Students 9th - 12th
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure and spans 1616 miles in length. The video shares with classes that Google Earth has coupled with other companies to begin creating virtual underwater visits to the Great...
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Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #22

For Students 6th - 8th
Mrs. Waffenschmidt has traveled to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Learners must read the informational passage to identify this fact. The text uses facts to help learners determine the teacher's location. 
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Tropical Fish of the Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, learners discover facts about the tropical fish of the Great Barrier Reef. Students read 12 paragraphs about species in the reef waters and look at the photographs. Learners complete a crossword puzzle about...
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Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders read text imbedded in this plan and find the answers to 3 questions: Why is the Great Barrier Reef one of the natural wonders of the world? What value does the reef offer Australia's economy? How is the reef being damaged?
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Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the importance of coral reefs and the threats to reefs' conservation. Through the process of gathering geographic information about a place (in this case, the Great Barrier Reef), students explore how a "geographic...
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The Great Barrier Reef-General Information

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Great Barrier Reef worksheet, students answer a set of 8 questions about the Reef and coral reefs in general. Origin of page is printed at the bottom, but no reference for information is given.
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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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Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the Barrier Reef as they work though several creative activities. Giving tours of the Reef and creating a brochure become competitive tasks as students compete for the job.
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Great Barrier Reef-Guarding Nemo

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the Great Barrier Reef. In this environmental stewardship lesson, students conduct research regarding the Great Barrier Reef and examine methods to preserve the Reef. Students apply the RAFT method to prepare a final...
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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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Empire in the Shadows

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners use the Internet to gather information about the Great Barrier Reef along the coast of Australia. They discover the importance of reefs throughout the world. They also discover what types of plants and animals call the reef home.
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Deadly Stingrays!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read a story called Irwin's Death Draws Attention to Stingrays and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this stingray lesson plan, student respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details,...
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Geography of Australia: The Shaping of a Continent

For Teachers 7th
Whether you are embarking on a unit on ecosystems, or on the characteristics of the Australian terrain, this picture-packed presentation would be a great one to use. Not only does the presentation contain useful information, it also has...
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The Great Barrier Reef

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Great Barrier Reef worksheet, students complete a set of 8 questions about Australia's Great Barrier Reef. No reference for information is given; origin of worksheet is printed on bottom of page.
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Art: Coral Reef Ala Oil

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students investigate Australia's Great Barrier Reef and create oil paintings of it. After their research, they apply various painting techniques to depict air bubbles, sun's radiation, and color blending. For older students, the...
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Ghost Town

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Around 93 percent of the reefs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been bleached, and almost one quarter of them are now dead. Scholars research the sea temperatures, especially around the areas with coral reefs, to make connections...
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The Great Barrier Reef Animals

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Great Barrier Reef worksheet, students complete a chart listing animal names, diets, how they catch their food or how they eat it. Page is  blank template.
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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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Caught In Australia!

For Students 4th - 5th
In this fish of Australia learning exercise, learners use the key to decode a secret message written on fish shapes. All words will have the "au" or "ou" pattern.
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Barrier Reef Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study the habitat and ecosystems associated with the Great Barrier Reef.
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For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify and analyze the many types of sharks that can be found in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. They also identify what the sharks eat for food, their habitats, and their constuction to the environment and the food...
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Coral Reef Geography

For Students 4th - 6th
In this coral reef geography activity, students find locations of reefs on a globe or map. There are 10 instructions to follow. There is no map provided--an atlas, globe or map is needed.
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Corals & Coral Reefs

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners 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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