Mutualism and Coral Reefs

Lesson Plan Overview

This lesson is created to stress the idea of interrelationships among organisms and how this can effect the surrounding environment. This lesson also goes step by step through the scientific approach to developing and implementing a scientific research study. Students are expected to write their own ideas about the best way to investigate the scientific questions provided, and compare their ideas to those of the actual researcher.

Source: Moorea Coral Reef LTER Education
Grades: 3-5 6-8

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

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