Populations: Links for Teachers

NOAA's National Ocean Service Corals Tutorial

NOAA's National Ocean Service supports in research and efforts to conserve coral ecosystems. On this Web site, you will find an online tutorial with animations, video, and a “roadmap” of NOAA corals Web Sites.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/corals/welcome.html

Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources

Stopping the Demise of the World's Coral Reefs

This lesson plan illustrates that interdependent ecosystems can be destroyed when one of the habitats in that ecosystem experiences distress or harm.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/science/
coralreefs.html


Features: Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Inquiry Materials

Animals of the Coral Reef

Explore the different populations of organisms that inhabit a coral reef. The alphabetical bar at the top of the page makes finding any organism easy.
http://www.reefed.edu.au/home/explorer

Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia

Dive In: An Ocean Quest

You and your team have been selected to be part of the crew on the ship, Detective Divers. In this webquest, you will be exploring the oceans to learn about coral reef ecosystems.
http://www.kmuska.com/ocean/oceanx.html

Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Inquiry Materials

NOAA's Ocean Explorer Lesson Plan: Seals, Corals, and Dollars

Students investigate the ecological relationship between Hawaiian monk seals and deep-water precious corals in this lesson from a NOAA Ocean Exploration expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/02hawaii/background/
education/media/nwhi_seals.pdf


Features: Lesson Ideas Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Inquiry Materials

NOAA's Ocean Explorer Lesson Plan: Who’s Your Neighbor?

Deep in the ocean off the coast of North and South Carolina lies a mainly unexplored coral habitat. This lesson asks students to do Internet research and then discuss data compiled by an expedition to this area. Feeding strategies and habitat interactions are a focus.
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03edge/background/edu/
media/neighbor.pdf


Features: Lesson Ideas, Assessment

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