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Students investigate the role of sponges in our oceans. In this biology activity, students create a diagram visualizing how sponges bring food into their bodies through a filtering process. Students discuss the connections between sponges, coral reefs, fish, and our dietary habits.
Students make observations and describe the filter-feeding in sponges as it relates to the ecological role of sponges on coral reefs. In this filter-feeding in reef sponges instructional activity, students are introduced to the feeding methods of multicellular animals called sponges. Students then create a diagram that describes specific observations. Students then watch a video clip of sponge feeding.