Issues In-depth: Inside the rainforests of the sea—Coral reefs and their endangerment

by: Roxanne Greitz Miller

For a science teacher, studying coral and coral reefs provides an opportunity to present numerous scientific concepts in an integrated manner. The concepts of radial symmetry, biodiversity, symbiosis, interdependence, endangerment, and climate change all apply to coral reef biology/ecology. In addition, the study of coral reefs cuts across subject areas as well, with integration of language arts, mathematics/statistics, and social sciences. To aid you in exploring coral reefs with your students, here’s a primer on the scientific basics and also some ideas to consider for your classroom.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2007Stock # ss07_030_06_12Volume 030Issue 06

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