Instructional Video

Coral Reefs and Climate Change

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Coral reefs cover less than one percent of the ocean floor, yet more than 25 percent of marine life lives in coral reefs. A colorful, engaging video describes the health of coral reefs and why the formations matter. The first lesson in a four-part series on Healthy Oceans calls everyone to action to save the coral reefs.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have students list five things they can do  to help save coral reefs
  • Discuss in greater detail ocean acidification
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of carbon emissions, coral reefs, and global warming
  • Features students as narrators
  • Provides subtitles in five languages for multi-cultural support
  • Includes discussion questions
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