Coral Protection and Monitoring: Links for Teachers
NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program Lesson Plan: Remote Sensing and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
The purpose of this lesson is to teach students that energy from the sun can be measured with a thermometer and that there is measurable energy beyond the visible spectrum of light, specifically, the ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Inquiry Materials, Misconceptions
NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program Lesson Plan: Conservation
This activity illustrates the ways that human actions can affect the health of corals.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Inquiry Materials
NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program Lesson Plan: Altimetry
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the use of satellites as a tool for studying the Earth. Students will learn how satellites help scientists monitor sea surface height.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Data Sources, Misconceptions
NOAA's Ocean Service Lesson Plan: Keeping Watch on Coral Reefs
Why are coral reefs important and what can be done to protect them from major threats? This lesson plan allows students to create their own investigations to explore why reefs are important and why they need to be protected.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials, Misconceptions
Coral Bleaching Lesson Plan: Making Our Oceans Whiter
Increased human activity in and around coral reefs cause reefs to undergo changes such as coral bleaching. With this lesson plan, students will research and then debate the issues of reef preservation and conservation.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment
Lesson Plan: Stopping the Demise of the World's Coral Reefs
This lesson plan shows how interdependent ecosystems can be destroyed when one habitat experiences distress or harm.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Inquiry Materials
Secrets of the Ocean Realm: City in the Sea
On this Web page, conduct discussions with your students on current threats to coral reefs worldwide.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Assessment
The Planetary Coral Reef Foundation's International Save the Coral Reefs Campaign
Students can make a difference in the protection and conservation of reefs. Visit this page for information on acquiring a complete set of curricula.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Inquiry Material