Lesson Plan

Rate of Coral Growth

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Using a table of information provided, middle school marine biologists chart data on a graph to determine the impact of water depth on coral growth in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Then they answer questions that connect the data to sea level changes. Would make a strong component in a global warming or climate change unit. Add online visuals of coral reefs and islands to enhance this very numerically-oriented activity.

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