A Comprehensive Classroom Resource Including
Teacher’s Guide, Student Templates and Other Resources
Climate change is pushing the world’s coral reefs to the edge of
extinction. The growing damage is an early warning of the danger climate
change poses to the world’s oceans and other ecosystems. These rich,
sensitive ecosystems are vital to the survival of one-quarter of all sea
life and the economies of many countries.
Created in collaboration with the Australian Curriculum Corporation,
this DVD classroom resource is the ideal tool for teaching about the
science of climate change, its impact on our oceans, and how coral reef
ecosystems work. With its video modules and guide, Climate Change and Coral Reefs
is designed to optimize student learning and engagement. It encourages
student discussion, research and presentations to learn more about the
issues involved and discover possible solutions to this serious
The video modules and guide are aligned with national science
standards -- scientific understanding, science as inquiry and science as
a human endeavor.
THE DVD INCLUDES:
-Four 8-minute video modules hosted by Dr. Kiki Sanford.
The modules feature Dr. Sanford and excerpts from a presentation by Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg:
-The full 28-minute presentation by Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg.
- Introduction to Climate Change and Coral Reefs
- Coral Bleaching
- Ocean Acidification
- The Future of Coral Reefs.
Details his scientific findings about the impact of climate change on coral reefs, with charts, graphs and other visuals.-A Detailed Teacher’s Guide.
Featuring an innovative group discussion format (Climate Café), templates for team-based investigations and presentations, a glossary, Science magazine reprints, and a comprehensive list of other resources and links (on the DVD-ROM section).-Visual Resources for Student Presentations.
Video clips, animations and other resources (on the DVD-ROM section).
All video segments are illustrated with footage from renowned underwater filmmaker David Hannan.