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Coral food chain mobile

This activity introduces students to a range of living things and animals on the coral reef and examines how they are connected.

Broadcast on Tue 12 Nov 2019
  • 45 mins
  • Ages 7-11, Ages 11-14
Session steps
  1. Introduction (5 mins)
    Jamie will open the session with a welcome and brief introduction to the expedition.
  2. Subject knowledge (10 mins)
    He will then introduce some of the types of life that can be found on the coral reef and discuss how they are related through predator-prey relationships. During this time, you can distribute the resources to students and they can make any preparations needed before commencing the activity, such as cutting and sticking the coral life cards together.
  3. Activity time (15 mins)
    Jamie will begin assembling the food chain mobile and students can follow along in real-time. At this point, you can submit your students’ questions via the Live chat.
  4. Q&A and conclusion (15 mins)
    After completing the activity, Jamie will be able to answer pre-submitted questions and take part in the live chat. At the end of the broadcast, Jamie will suggest some other activities you might like to try and what's coming up in the rest of Coral Live 2019.


Coral Live 2018 Jamie Buchanan Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Executive Director, Encounter Edu

Coral Live 2018 Ellie Mackay

Ellie Mackay

Science communicator

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