Coral Bleaching Activity

This is a part of Biodiversity in the Age of Humans
Coral

Summary

This is a classroom activity in which students use authentic data to assess the threat of coral bleaching around the world. It supports the 2014 Holiday Lectures on Science video featuring Dr. Stephen Palumbi.

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Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS (2013) LS - 6
  • NGSS (2013) ESS - 3
  • Common Core (2010) - 6
  • AP Environmental Science (2013) - 7
  • IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2009) - 9
  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 6
  • IB Biology (2009) - 4
NGSS (2013) LS
Science Practice 4, 6, 8 MS-LS1.C, MS-LS2.A, MS-LS2.B, LS2.C
NGSS (2013) ESS
Science Practice 4, 6, HS-ESS3.D
Common Core (2010)
Mathematics 6.SP.B.5 Mathematics HSN-Q.A.1, HSN-Q.A.2, HSN-Q.A.3 ELA/Literacy RST.6-8.7, RI.8.8, WH6-8.1, SL.8.1 ELA/Literacy RST.11-12.9
AP Environmental Science (2013)
I.B, II.A, II.B, II.C, II.D, VII.B, VII.C
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2009)
2.1.7, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.4.2, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.7, 6.1.3
AP Biology (2012-2013)
2.C.2, 2.D.1, 2.E.1, 4.A.6, 4.B.2, 4.B.3
IB Biology (2009)
5.2.5, G.1.2, G.1.5, G.1.6