Coral Bleaching

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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 with a dinoflagellate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video in conjunction with an award-winning activity where students use real data to examine the effects of global warming on coral reefs
  • What's a dinoflagellate? Find out more about these amazing protists
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure the class is aware of symbiosis before watching the video
Pros

  • Truly superb animations and explanations!
  • The resource provides context for global warming and climate change discussions and lessons
  • A wealth of related materials makes it easy to assemble a marine ecology unit
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS