Ecosystem Dynamics: Links for Teachers
Coral Reef Connections
As you dive into this resource, you will discover the incredible biodiversity of The Great Barrier Reef. Learn more about how biodiversity evolves and how organisms change.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia
Reef Ecology Teaching Unit
Secondary level students will explore the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem and gain an appreciation of the diversity of life that it contains and the evolutionary processes that have shaped the plants and animals that live there.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Inquiry Materials
Science and Nature: Web of Life
Descend to the colorful world of corals beneath the ocean surface. In this exciting challenge see how food chains work by forming complex webs and energy pyramids.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity
NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program Lesson Plan: Phytoplankton and Ocean Color
Phytoplankton are the base of ocean food webs. If phytoplankton are healthy, there is a greater chance that the rest of the food web is healthy. This lesson describes how satellites measure phytoplankton in the ocean and how this information is used by scientists.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials