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  • 45 mins
  • 7-11

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FREE - KS2 / ages 7-11 | Human impact on coral

In this live lesson, students will speak with coral scientist Rene van der Zande about how human behaviour affects the coral ecosystem, and conduct two short investigations into how increased carbon dioxide levels are harming reefs.

Curriculum links

Living things and their habitats

  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
  • Explore examples of human impact (both positive and negative) on environments
Preparation

If you have never joined a live lesson before, see the guidance hub, where you will find technical and educational support.

Live lessons work best when students have some prior knowledge and have prepared questions. You can select from any of the lessons in the Coral Oceans unit for ages 7-11 or teach a one-off Coral Live prep lesson.

Questions generated by your class can be submitted via the Encounter Live tab in your Encounter Edu profile.

This lesson is based around the Ocean acidification in a cup and Dissolving 'coral' in vinegar activities and if your students are following live, you will need to gather these activity resources in advance.

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)
Jamie will ask Dr Rene van der Zande about how human activity is harming coral reefs and introduce students to some of the threats to the coral reef including coral bleaching, ocean acidification and coastal developments.

3. Activity time (15 mins)
Jamie will begin demonstrating the two activities, Ocean acidification in a cup and Dissolving coral in vinegar. Students can follow along in real-time. During this time, you can submit your students’ questions via the Live chat.

4. Q&A and conclusion (15 mins)
After completing the activity Jamie will answer some of the questions students have submitted before suggesting other Coral Live activities you might like to try.

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  2. 02. Prepare for your live lesson with tech and teaching tips.
  3. 03. Take part on the day with joining instructions stored in your profile.

Speakers

Coral Live 2018 Jamie Buchanan Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Executive Director, Encounter Edu

Spaeker Rene Van Der Zande

Dr Rene van der Zande

Research Scientist, University of Queensland

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