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Other

Description:

In this data activity, learners analyze data from coral reef snapshots taken by scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Learners chart data on an excel spreadsheet while recognizing major components of a coral reef, describing several indices used to characterize biodiversity, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of marine protected areas and evaluating the use of a computer program versus quadrat sampling when surveying a coral reef. This detailed lesson guide includes key vocabulary words, background information, useful links/resources, and extension ideas.

Subjects:

  • Computer Science > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

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:

Informal Education,Data Analysis,Oceanography,NSDL,Ecosystems,Data Representation,Biological science,Biodiversity,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Computer science,Mathematics,General,Social Sciences,Communicating Results,quadrats,Data Collection,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926115525003T,Populations,Human Impact,Anthropology,evenness,Marine Protected Area,Gathering Data,Life Science,General science,ROV,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,History/Policy/Law,Ecology,Animals,Formulating Explanations,richness,Data Analysis and Probability,Ocean Engineering,Bonaire,Middle School,coral reef,biodiversity,AUV,Public Policy,marine,octocoral,Information Technology,Impacts of Technology,stony coral,Earth system science,Oceans and Water,Information and Communication,Engineering,High School,Science and society,Shannon Wiener Index,Computing and Information,Technology and the Environment,Education,Technology,Geoscience

Language:

English

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