This activity is a fun way to learn about the coral reef, by making your very own reef mural. You can use your model reef as a reference point for science learning, for instance exploring concepts such as food chains, adaptation, classification and human impacts on the environment.
You will need an area of wall at least 2 metres wide by 1 metre high. If you are doing this activity at school, consider setting aside one wall of the classroom and have the whole class working on the same mural each adding an example of coral life. The background could be prepared by staff in advance.
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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.