Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter
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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Sea Surface Temperature and Coral Bleaching
A toolkit is something that has what you need to fix or make something. You just clicked on a teacher's toolkit for introducing the concept of coral bleaching in relation to climate change and changing sea temperatures. In it, you will...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Deep-Sea Ecosystems – A Tale of Deep Corals
Many have debated which came first, the chicken or the egg, but this activity 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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Carbon Dioxide Can Make a Solution Acidic
Can your breath change the acidity in a liquid? A lesson plan begins with a demonstration that proves it can. Then scholars perform an experiment to determine if other gases can change the pH of liquids. Finally, they research how this...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
The Motion of the Ocean
What drives the ocean's motion? Get your class moving toward understanding by using this video. Viewers find that thermohaline circulation is caused by the concentration gradients of temperature and salinity. Using adorable animation in...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Secret Lives of Baby Fish
Dive into an exploration of the life cycles of coral reef fish with this short instructional video. Starting off as larvae floating in the oceans' currents, these little fish can travel thousands of miles, avoiding numerous hazards as...
4 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable