Investigating Coral Bleaching Using Real Data

This sequence of activities using real-world data to explain the importance of coral reefs and the relationship of coral reef health to the surrounding environment. Unit includes five activities.

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Carolyn Joyce
Viola Todd
NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Activities could be conducted individually or in groups, depending on extent of access to computers.

Educators could complete the online computer portion as an entire class if internet/computer access is limited.

Although 5 activities are provided, educator could choose to use selected activities depending on the students' prerequisite knowledge and available time.

Teacher's guide is very robust and should be reviewed carefully before doing the activities with students.