Do you know how corals get their energy? Try and model how most corals change from getting their energy from photosynthesis via the zooxanthellae, to using their tentacles and stinging cells to catch zooplankton (microscopic animals, larvae and eggs).
Corals get their energy in two different ways. This fun game will explain both, and help you to understand how a static coral can feed on detritus in the water.
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Science | Ages 7-11
These resources for ages 7-11 are based on the journeys undertaken by science teams taking part in the XL Catlin Seaview Survey expeditions. These resources present a complete scheme of work for the science classroom, covering core science and sustainability curriculum areas as well as enhancing students' creative and communications skills.
Science | Ages 11-14
These resources for ages 11-14 are based on the journeys undertaken by science teams taking part in the XL Catlin Seaview Survey expeditions. Starting with the Great Barrier Reef in 2012, these expeditions seek to create a baseline survey of the world's reefs as well as more in-depth research on the deep reef lying between 30m and 100m.