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Corals across the disciplines

These discussion prompts cover coral reproduction, photosynthesis and respiration, greenhouse gases, fluorescence and how communities can minimize their impacts on reefs.

Saving the world’s coral reefs

Students will answer questions based on the Science News article "Rebuilding reefs."

Coral bleaching

Three activities give students the opportunity to use and interpret data to look for patterns in coral bleaching alerts.
A coral fluoresces purple (left), perhaps as a sunscreen defense for colorless polyps, in a photo taken September 12 of a bleached reef near Okinawa, Japan

Rebuilding Reefs

In this guide, students will explore how scientists are working to save coral reefs, which are under threat because of climate change and other human-related activities.