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Coral Bleaching
This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, focuses on learning about environmental stress, which threatens coral reefs globally. The data activity provides maps and information about reefs throughout the world and presents questions about human and natural threats to reefs. Students are given access to information from a research trip to Belize in Central America.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Climatology
  • Ecology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Use of the ReefBase online GIS requires a fourth generation browser with javascript and CSS enabled.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, College of William and Mary. Unless otherwise noted, Bridge webpages may be reproduced for non-profit educational use provided Virginia Sea Grant, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the National Marine Educators Association are credited.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-707
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Regulation and behavior
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Lisa Ayers Lawrence
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services