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Coral Bleaching

In this analysis and discussion activity, students learn about basic coral biology.

Then, they find answers to their questions about coral bleaching.

This activity concludes with questions about how we can reduce coral bleaching and why we need to check sources for potential bias.

The Student Handout is available in the first two attached files and as a Google doc, designed for use in online instruction and distance learning. (For additional instructions, see, especially item 7.) The Teacher Notes, available in the last two attached files, provide instructional suggestions and background information and explain how this activity is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

coral bleaching SH.docx1.06 MB
coral bleaching SH.pdf353.04 KB
coral bleaching TN.docx3.17 MB
coral bleaching TN.pdf692.2 KB


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