In this live lesson, students will speak with coral scientist Rene van der Zande about how human behaviour affects the coral ecosystem.
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.
1. Introduction (5 mins)
Jamie will open the session with a welcome and brief introduction to the expedition.
2. Subject knowledge (25 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. 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.
Executive Director, Encounter Edu
Dr Rene van der Zande
Research Scientist, University of Queensland