Coral Reefs


Coral reef ecosystems

Threats to coral reefs

Lesson plans

Experiments, activities and classroom resources


Coral Reef ecosystems

ReefEd - from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
http://www.reefed.edu.au/

Exploring the Reef: GBR Explorer - from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, includes animals, plants, maps and landscapes
http://www.reefed.edu.au/explorer/index.html

ReefEd for Students - links to GBR Explorer, Image and Movie Gallery, Student Activities and WebQuests
http://www.reefed.edu.au/students/

Conserving biodiversity on Coral Reefs - from Australian Museum
http://www.austmus.gov.au/factsheets/coral_reef_conserving.htm

Coral reefs and mangroves of the World - from UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, includes maps
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/marine/data/coral_mangrove/index.html

REEF FACTS: Plants and Animals on the Great Barrier Reef - from CRC Reef Research Centre
http://www.reef.crc.org.au/discover/plantsanimals/facts_plantanimal.htm

Your Window to the Reef - from ReefHQ
http://www.reefhq.com.au/

Coral Reefs - from CRC Reef Research Centre
http://www.reef.crc.org.au/discover/coralreefs/index.html

Oceans Alive - from Australian Broadcasting Corporation
http://www.abc.net.au/oceans/alive.htm

Coral Reef Animal Printouts - from Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/coralreef/coralreef.shtml

Coral Reef Resource Guide - from Scott Aquarium
http://www.aquarium.usm.edu/coralreef/

Secret Life of the Coral Reefs - from Starfish, a scuba diving organisation
http://www.starfish.ch/

Image galleries

Fisheye View Coral Reef Gallery - from Fisheye View Cam
http://www.fisheyeview.com/gallery/CRG001.html

Diving Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
http://www.divingcairns.com.au/home.html

Threats to coral reefs

Threats to Marine Wildlife - from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/corp_site/key_issues/conservation/threatened_species/threats.html

Storms, predators and global climate change - corals in danger from UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
http://www.unep-wcmc.org/marine/data/coral_mangrove/coral_danger.html

Threats to the Reef - from CRC Reef Research Centre
http://www.reef.crc.org.au/discover/threats/index.htmll

Coral bleaching - from Nova, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/076/076key.htm

Australia: 'The Ocean Continent' - from Australian Marine Environment Protection Association, in particular see Marine Pest and Threat Education Program
http://www.ausmepa.org.au/home/

Coastal and Marine Pollution - from Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.deh.gov.au/coasts/pollution/

Reefs at risk - from Australian Institute of Marine Science
http://www.aims.gov.au/pages/research/project-net/reefs-at-risk/apnet-rar00.html

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans - from Kids as Airborne Mission Scientists
http://www.pgd.hawaii.edu/kaams/lpreef/

Coral Reefs - Lesson 1 of 2 - from InnovatED
http://www.innovated.gov.au/Innovated/html/i012.asp?LPID=375

Coral Reefs - Lesson 2 of 2 - from InnovatED
http://www.innovated.gov.au/Innovated/html/i012.asp?LPID=376

Experiments, activities and classroom resources

Growing Coral - from Education World
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2134.shtml

How to Construct Four Paper Models that Describe Island Coral Reefs - from the US Geological Survey
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/docs/parks/sea/4reefs1.html

Student Activities - from ReefEd, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
http://www.reefed.edu.au/activities/students/

Building your own coral reef - from PBS Online
http://www.pbs.org/edens/palau/p_classroom_2.htm

Coral Reef Animal Printouts - from Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/coralreef/coralreef.shtml

Coral Reef - from abcteach, includes wood puzzles, certificates
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/habitats/coral_reef/

Coral Reef Resource Guide - from Scott Aquarium
http://www.aquarium.usm.edu/coralreef/


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