Human Benefits from Coral: Links for Teachers

A Web Quest: What's Killing the Coral?

The Web quest turns your students into a team of specialists whose mission is to determine what is causing an increase in disease and death among reef-building corals.
http://iobis.org/edu/coral

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NOAA's National 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.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/corals/lessons/
keep_watch.html


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NOAA's Ocean Explorer Lesson Plan: The Benthic Drugstore

This activity, based on NOAA's 2003 Medicines from the Deep Sea: Exploration of the Gulf of Mexico expedition, allows students to learn about the disease-fighting action of pharmacologically active chemicals derived from sessile marine invertebrates and infer why these are promising sources of new drugs.
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03bio/background/edu/media/
Meds_Drugstore.pdf


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NOAA's Ocean Explorer Lesson Plan: Chemists with no Backbones

This activity outlines research medicines derived from sessile marine invertebrates such as soft corals and sea squirts. This activity is geared to a younger grade level than the Ocean Explorer lesson, "The Benthic Drugstore."
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03bio/background/edu/media/
Meds_ChemNoBackbones.pdf


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NOAA's Ocean Explorer Lesson Plan: Cell Mates

In this activity, developed for NOAA's 2003 Medicines from the Deep Sea: Explorations of the Gulf of Mexico expedition, students learn about bacterial endosymbionts and their connection to organelles of eukaryotic cells.
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03bio/background/edu/
media/Meds_CellMates.pdf


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