Coral Reefs in Hot Water

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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 temperature change has on the sea rocks.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with the math department to create an interdisciplinary lesson
  • Have pupils present their findings to government representatives in the form of a letter
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects previous experience using spreadsheet software to analyze data
Pros

  • Provides a detailed teacher guide to provide helpful planning suggestions
  • Includes a lesson opener animation to use as a motivator
Cons

  • None