The Once and Future Corals
Ari Daniel Shapiro, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Slideshow length: 6:08 minutes.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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Middle School: 1 Performance Expectation, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts
High School: 2 Performance Expectations, 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts
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- Teachers may want to provide the linked Oceanus articles to their students for more background information.
About the Science
- An overview of how human activity is damaging coral reefs, and how coral can be used to investigate past climate changes. Paleoclimatology, ocean acidification, ecology, and pollution are all linked topics.
- Comments from expert scientist: This video is narrated by Konrad Hughen, a respected geochemist who works with coral skeletal records. The video has good visuals and the narration tells a nice story about what corals are, and how coral reefs grow and record information on ocean history in their skeletons.
About the Pedagogy
- There are links to Oceanus articles that fill in more science background on this slideshow. Educator should review the links prior to lesson to prepare for student questions and desire to explore.