Archive for 2020

Lesson 27: Conservation and Review

Posted Thursday May 21, 2020 by Reef Relief

Conservation and Virtual Lesson Wrap Up Key Points: Review Polls What is...

Conservation and Virtual Lesson Wrap Up Key Points: Review Polls What is Conservation? How can humans conserve the environment? How can you help? Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Carbon Footprint Volunteer Opportunities...

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Lesson 26: Kelp Forests

Posted Wednesday May 20, 2020 by Reef Relief

Topic: Kelp Forests Key Points: What is kelp? Where are kelp forests...

Topic: Kelp Forests Key Points: What is kelp? Where are kelp forests found? What lives in a kelp forest? How do these ecosystems compare? What are the benefits for kelp...

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Lesson 25: The Arctic and Antarctica

Posted Sunday May 17, 2020 by Reef Relief

Topic: The Arctic and Antarctica Key Points: Where they are located Geography...

Topic: The Arctic and Antarctica Key Points: Where they are located Geography Weather Animals Compare and Contrast Worksheets: Worksheet 1: Arctic vs Antarctica Worksheet 1- arctic vs antarctic compare Worksheet...

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Lesson 24: Extraordinary Fish

Posted Thursday May 14, 2020 by Reef Relief

Extraordinary Fish! Key Points: Adaptations Fastest Fish Largest Bony Fish Largest Fish...

Extraordinary Fish! Key Points: Adaptations Fastest Fish Largest Bony Fish Largest Fish Longest Bony Fish Smallest Bony Fish Why are fish poisonous? Most Poisonous Why are some fish colorful? What...

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Lesson 23: Rays

Posted Tuesday May 12, 2020 by Reef Relief

Topic: Rays Key Points: What is a fish Classes of fish Sharks...

Topic: Rays Key Points: What is a fish Classes of fish Sharks vs Rays Body Characteristics Defense Species Examples Worksheets: Worksheet 1: Fish Compare Worksheet 1- fish compare Worksheet1- fish...

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Lesson 22: Invasive species

Posted Sunday May 10, 2020 by Reef Relief

Topic: Invasive Species Key Points: Invasive vs non-native vs Native What makes...

Topic: Invasive Species Key Points: Invasive vs non-native vs Native What makes a species invasive? Pathways Popular invasive species What is being done to fight invasive species How can you...

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Lesson 21: Marine Science Careers

Posted Thursday May 07, 2020 by Reef Relief

Marine Science Careers Key Points: What is Marine Science? Who can you...

Marine Science Careers Key Points: What is Marine Science? Who can you work for? Government, Non profit, Business, University, Individual Job fields: Research -Lab -In the field Policy -Environmental Law -Influencing policy...

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Lesson 20: Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release

Posted Tuesday May 05, 2020 by Reef Relief

Topic: Marine Animal Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release Key Points: The Three R’s...

Topic: Marine Animal Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release Key Points: The Three R’s What animals do we rehabilitate? Morphology of the animals Common Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments Releasing Worksheets: Worksheet 1- Morphology...

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Lesson 19: Marine Protected Areas

Posted Sunday May 03, 2020 by Reef Relief

Lesson topic: Marine Protected Areas Key Points: What is a Marine Protected...

Lesson topic: Marine Protected Areas Key Points: What is a Marine Protected Area? Other environmental protection terms Who is in charge? Why do we have MPAs The history behind MPAs...

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Lesson 18: Climate Change

Posted Thursday April 30, 2020 by Reef Relief

Climate Change Key Points: What is it? Climate vs Weather Glaciers Sea...

Climate Change Key Points: What is it? Climate vs Weather Glaciers Sea Level Rise Big Storms Heat waves and drought Greenhouse gases The Greenhouse effect Oceans regulate temperature Ocean Acidification...

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Lesson 17: Plastics

Posted Tuesday April 28, 2020 by Reef Relief

Lesson Topics: Plastic Key Points: Marine Debris What is plastic How it’s...

Lesson Topics: Plastic Key Points: Marine Debris What is plastic How it’s made Plastic life span’ Plastic Problems Plastic Pollution Microplastics Biomagnification Gyres Solutions Activity: Worksheet 1: Plastic Use Worksheet...

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Lesson 16: Coral Disease

Posted Sunday April 26, 2020 by Reef Relief

Lesson Topics: Coral Disease Key Points: Pathogen What is Coral Disease Aspergillosis...

Lesson Topics: Coral Disease Key Points: Pathogen What is Coral Disease Aspergillosis White Pox Black Band White Band White Plague Yellow Band Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Activity: Worksheet 1:...

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Lesson 15: Mysteries of the Deep Sea

Posted Thursday April 23, 2020 by Reef Relief

Mysteries of the Deep Sea Key Points: Ocean Zones Twilight Zone Midnight...

Mysteries of the Deep Sea Key Points: Ocean Zones Twilight Zone Midnight Zones Abyssal Zone Hadal Zone Animal Adaptations Coloring Teeth Diet Bioluminescence Scales Eyes Who lives in the deep?...

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Lesson 14: Invertebrates pt 2

Posted Tuesday April 21, 2020 by Reef Relief

Lesson Topics: Marine Invertebrates Day 2 Key Points: What is an invertebrate...

Lesson Topics: Marine Invertebrates Day 2 Key Points: What is an invertebrate Symmetry Echinoderm Sea Star, Sea Urchin Mollusca Bivalves, Cephalopods, Gastropods Platyhelminthes Porifera Medical advances Activity: Worksheet 1: Phylum...

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Lesson 13: Invertebrates part 1

Posted Sunday April 19, 2020 by Reef Relief

Lesson Topics: Marine Invertebrates Day 1 Key Points: What is an invertebrate...

Lesson Topics: Marine Invertebrates Day 1 Key Points: What is an invertebrate Symmetry Annelid, Arthropoda, Cnidaria Marine Worms LobsterCrabs Corals Jellyfish Hydroids Activity: Worksheet 1: Symmetry Worksheet 1- symmetry Worksheet...

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Lesson 12: Water quality

Posted Thursday April 16, 2020 by Reef Relief

Water Quality Key Points: Point source pollution Non point source pollution What...

Water Quality Key Points: Point source pollution Non point source pollution What is plastic? Plastic history Threats from plastic Great pacific garbage patch Microplastics Other water pollutants Stormwater Sewage Dead...

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Lesson 11: Oceanography

Posted Tuesday April 14, 2020 by Reef Relief

Lesson Topics: Oceanography Key Points: -What is oceanography? -Geological Oceanography -Pangea -Tectonic...

Lesson Topics: Oceanography Key Points: -What is oceanography? -Geological Oceanography -Pangea -Tectonic Plates -Physical Oceanography -Waves, Tides, Currents -The story of the rubber duck -Ocean Zones -Chemical Oceanography -Salt, CO2,...

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Lesson 10: Sea Turtles

Posted Sunday April 12, 2020 by Reef Relief

Lesson Topics: Sea Turtles Key Points: -What is a Turtle? -Turtles vs...

Lesson Topics: Sea Turtles Key Points: -What is a Turtle? -Turtles vs Tortoises -Natal Homing -Sea Turtle Nesting -The “Lost Years” -Prehistoric Sea Turtle -Current Sea Turtle Species -Threats -Conservation...

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Lesson 9: Whales

Posted Thursday April 09, 2020 by Reef Relief

Key Points: What is a Whale? Whales are mammals Two groups of...

Key Points: What is a Whale? Whales are mammals Two groups of whales Baleen whales Toothed whales Whale anatomy Whale behavior Threats to whales Worksheets: 1.) Baleen vs toothed whale...

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Lesson 8: Seabirds

Posted Tuesday April 07, 2020 by Reef Relief

Seabirds Key points: What is a bird? Wings & Feathers How they...

Seabirds Key points: What is a bird? Wings & Feathers How they fly Bones Seabirds vs Landbirds Penguins Gulls Pelicans Frigate birds And more popular seabird species! Worksheets: Worksheet 1-...

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