Natural Threats and Changes: Links for Teachers

NOAA's National Ocean Service Lesson Plan: Caution: Do Not Bleach!

Why are coral reefs important and what are some of the possible explanations of coral bleaching? This lesson plan will allow your students to explore coral bleaching, its causes, and the important benefits of coral reefs.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/corals/lessons/
coral_bleach.html


Features: Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Ask an Expert, Inquiry Materials

NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program Lesson Plan: Sea Surface Temperature and Coral Bleaching

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the coral bleaching phenomenon and gain experience reading satellite sea surface temperature data. This is a great lesson for integrating the Internet into your curriculum.
http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/education/docs/
6_Sea_Surface_temp.pdf


Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources

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