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BioInteractive

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Biology

Resource Types

  • Videos, 3 minutes, 47 seconds, CC
  • Interactive Media
  • Articles and Websites

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF

Interactive Exploration of Coral Bleaching

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Synopsis
  • In this interactive video, students will learn about the symbiotic relationship between corals and zooxanthellae and how changes in ocean temperatures can cause corals to expel zooxanthellae resulting in coral bleaching.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This resource is engaging and would work well in virtual learning environments or the classroom.
  • The articles offer interactive quiz questions that will provide students with immediate feedback.
  • A PDF transcript of the video is located in the upper righthand corner of the screen.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Pointing the cursor at the bottom of the video will allow students to view the video settings. Students can turn on closed captions or turn on the audio descriptions by clicking the wheel icon.
  • Students will need a computer or other device if they are working in groups or individually.
  • Students must click on the blue boxes that appear when the video pauses to access the extra resources.

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Scientist Notes
Coral reefs are very essential in sustaining habitat for phytoplankton and also reducing ocean acidification. This is a good resource to explore coral bleaching and its impact on aquatic resources, the food chain, and humans. It is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
    • LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
      • MS-LS1-1 Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.
      • HS-LS1-4 Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-6 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
      • HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.
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