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FREE - How does coral get its energy?
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FREE - How does coral get its energy?

When Charles Darwin saw the Great Barrier Reef during his voyage on the HMS Beagle in the 1830s he was confused. How could there be so much life in such clear water?

The beautiful clear water that we associate with the tropics is nutrient (food) poor. Cloudier water is full of small animals and algae that provide food. Tropical corals have developed a special relationship that allows them to thrive and support about a quarter of all marine life. The coral feeding game is a fun way of finding out how this all works.

The live lesson will focus on reviewing this activity and deepening understanding of coral feeding. It is expected that students will have completed the activity and viewed some of the multimedia before they join the live lesson.

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It really was an incredible opportunity and we felt really privileged to take part. All the supporting materials on the website were amongst the best I have used and gave us so many ideas for activities in the classroom."
Thomas Billingham, Teacher,
Olney Middle School, UK
It was so much better than watching a video or reading a book, because it was live and the information was up to date."
Jenny (age 12), Student,
Colegio Maya, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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