Like most living things, corals have two names: the scientific name and the common name. The scientific name is an international system that has two parts helping scientists to know the exact species as well as how the living things is related to other species. A tiger is Panthera Tigris for its science name, but tiger for its common name. In the coral world, the common names often come from the shape of the different species. Let's see how many you can get right.
To develop learning further try some of the full lessons on Coral Oceans. There are lessons for all ages 7 to 16. Science learning is covered with units for Coral Oceans 7-11, Coral Oceans 11-14 and Coral Oceans 14-16 units of work. Older students, can also benefit from our specialised Coral Oceans Geography 14-16 unit of work.
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