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Treasures in Jeopardy

Lesson Plan Overview

Students will be able to compare and contrast deep-sea coral reefs with their shallow-water counterparts; explain at least three benefits associated with deep-sea coral reefs; describe human activities that threaten deep-sea coral reefs; and describe actions that should be taken to protect deep-sea coral reef resources.

Source: NOAA Ocean Explorer
Subjects: Life Science
Grades: 6-8

Literacy Principles:

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

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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