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In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony. Learners will review the differences between plants and animals, learn about the unique symbiotic relationship between corals and zooxanthellae, and discuss human impact on coral reefs. This detailed lesson guide includes key vocabulary, background information for educators, and wrap-up suggestions.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Ecosystems,Informal Education,Oceanography,NSDL,climate change,colony,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926115156301T,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Life Science,Diversity of Life,Social Sciences,environment,Upper Elementary,Populations,Anthropology,Atmospheric science,symbiosis,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,recycle,Science and society,Plants,Biodiversity,Animals,Human Impact,coral reef,predator,Weather and Climate,Elementary School,General science,parrotfish,Biological science,algae,plants,Ecology,animals,Classification,coral,polyp,Earth system science,Oceans and Water,Geoscience,tentacles,hard coral,Technology and the Environment,Risks and Benefits,Technology,zooxanthellae,pollution

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    English

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