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Thursday 12 Nov 2020
7:30am
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10:30am
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3:30pm
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4:30pm
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  • free
  • 45 mins
  • 11-14
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FREE - STEM clubs / ages 11-14 | Food webs in the ocean

In this live lesson, students will explore a range of living things on the coral reef and how they are connected through feeding relationships.

Curriculum links
  • Describe the feeding relationships in an ocean ecosystem
  • Demonstrate the interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem
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 STEAM activities in the Coral Oceans collection 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 Coral food web activity 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)
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.

3. Activity time (15 mins)
Jamie will begin assembling the food web 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 2020.

Speakers

Coral Live 2018 Jamie Buchanan Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Executive Director, Encounter Edu

Pierre Ternat

Pierre Ternat

Senior Marine Biologist, National Marine Aquarium

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