Sea Surface Temperature and Coral Bleaching

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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 find background information, a lab demonstration, student worksheet, and helpful web resource links. The purpose of the lesson is to help children see firsthand what can happen when a fragile plant/animal like coral is submitted to the effects of climate change as seen throughout the world today. They will experience reading satellite sea surface temperature data, taking temperature readings, and draw conclusions about coral bleaching by engaging in a demonstration.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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