Perfect for a middle school or high school class introducing or reviewing coral reefs! This would be an excellent resource in a marine science, marine biology or oceanography class. This mini bundle contains a PowerPoint lesson, Guided Notes, assessment, brochure project, self-grading task cards, lab, project-based learning activity and warm ups/exit tickets.
⭐ What are coral reefs?
⭐ What are the ideal conditions for coral reef growth?
⭐ What helps coral reefs grow?
⭐ What are the types of reefs (barrier, fringing, atoll)?
⭐ Soft corals vs hard corals
⭐ Where can coral reefs be found?
⭐ The diversity of coral reef ecosystems
⭐ Human Impact on coral reefs
⭐ Coral diseases (bleaching, black band disease, white band disease)
⭐ Coral reefs in the economy
INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE:
1. PowerPoint Lesson with Guided Notes
Need to introduce or review coral reefs for your marine science, oceanography or marine biology class but don’t have enough time to teach a full lesson? This resource contains a quick, interactive PowerPoint lesson and visual guided notes to review the key information related to coral reef building, ecology and human impact.
It is editable to meet the needs of your students and there is a colorful Google Slides version of both the PowerPoint lesson and guided notes to use digitally!
Included in this resource:
- Editable Quick PowerPoint Lesson
- Editable guided notes with 2 versions for differentiation
- Cover for interactive science notebooks
- Google Slides version of PowerPoint lesson and guided notes for online learners
- An editable assessment containing 25 questions with a mix of vocabulary matching, short answer and multiple choice questions. An answer key is included. Everything is editable except for the title and any included clip art.
- A self-grading Google Forms version of the assessment. The link is in the resource. The google Forms assessment has the same questions but they are all multiple choice.
2. Task Cards
These 24 coral reef building and human impact editable task cards can be used in a classroom or digitally for online learning through Google Forms with no prep and they are self grading! Perfect for a Marine Science or Marine Biology class. They can be easily printed, cut and laminated for use in the classroom with a ready-to-print student answer sheet.
Review vocabulary and key concepts related to coral reefs.
The link for Google Forms is available in the resource. An answer key in included in the resource and in Google Forms.
Task cards can be printed 1 per page or 4 per page. The answer sheet can be printed 1 per page or 2 per page to save paper. I typically print 2 per page so they’re perfect for gluing into interactive notebooks.
*Please note that the text is editable in each task card but the titles and clip art are not editable.
3. Warm Ups/Exit Tickets
2 weeks of editable warm up slides that could also be used as exit tickets! Digital or print versions are perfect for a coral reef or cnidaria unit in your marine biology, marine science or oceanography classroom with no prep! Use these as bellringers to get your students ready for the day or end the class with a ticket out the door. Google Slides versions are also included for online learning!
Each question is in short or long response format so students explain the topic and their understanding.
There are 3 ways to use these editable warm ups/exit tickets:
1. Use them with slides as students fill out the answers on their own personal answer sheet.
2. Use the answer sheets with the questions on them without the slides. I personally have my students hole punch them each week to add into a pronged folder or binder to use as a study tool. You can even print them at 90% so students can glue them into their interactive science notebooks!
3. Use them for online learning or digitally with the Google Slides version. This is also perfect for digital interactive student notebooks.
A PowerPoint version is included for editing and a PDF version is included for easy printing.
*The questions are editable but the fonts and clip art are not due to copyright.*
Included in this resource:
✅ 2 weeks of warm ups/exit tickets (10 total).
✅ 3 editable templates to fit the needs of you and your students
✅ PowerPoint Slides with the questions to project for your students
✅ Answer key
4. Coral Diseases Brochure Project
Students will learn about coral reef diseases with this brochure style project. Perfect for a marine science, marine biology or oceanography class learning about coral reefs, human impact and coral reef ecology.
This project will involve students researching a particular coral disease. They will learn about the disease through research, plan and design a brochure to inform others about the disease and how to prevent it. Students will need to demonstrate knowledge of research skills and prior knowledge of corals.
Includes the brochure project, a planning/bibliography page and rubric.
This resource has an editable rubric. There is no prep, it’s ready to print for students or digitally assign in Google Classroom.
Diseases students can choose to research:
⭐Black Band Disease
⭐White Band Disease
⭐Stonny Coral Tissue Loss Disease
⭐Brown Band Disease
⭐Rapid Wasting Syndrome
*Please not that the brochure and rubric can be used in both print and Google Slides. The planning page is not available as a Google Slides version.*
5. Build an Edible Coral Polyp Lab
A perfect lab for a marine science, marine biology or oceanography class! This edible, interactive lab can be used to introduce or review coral polyp anatomy within the phylum cnidaria.
Students will gather different items to build coral polyps. The food items they choose will need to represent the anatomical parts of the coral polyp and the students will need to be able to describe why they choose the food item to represent that part.
The resource includes a place for students to plan, draw and label their model prior to construction as well as 3 review questions.
This resource is text editable and ready to print for students!
Students will review:
⭐ How coral polyps eat
⭐ How coral polyps expel waste
⭐ Symbiodinium (zooxanthellae)
6. Plastic Pollution and the Biodiversity of the Coral Reefs Project-Based Learning
This is a Project-Based Learning activity that can be implemented in almost any science classroom and comes with a digital google slides version. It is all about how plastic pollution has an effect on the biodiversity of the coral reefs. Students compile research, create a public service announcement and then an action plan to create a solution to this real-world problem.
***A DIGITAL FILE OF THE PROJECT-BASED LEARNING (PBL) STUDENT NOTEBOOK FOR online LEARNING IS INCLUDED***
This project has multiple parts:
✅ A vision board where students illustrate or create a vision of the coral reef using images.
✅ Research into the biodiversity of the coral reef and plastic pollution
✅ Creating a public service announcement presentation or video.
✅ A student-created action plan that gets the school and/or community involved in efforts to reduce the plastic in the oceans.
A Project-Based Learning (PBL) notebook is included to guide students through each part of the planning process and research. Details on how to implement each part of the project are also included.