Starting cost per student: $4.25
Additional Info: $128 (you save 20% off regular price of $160 through EdExploreSRQ)
Max. Capacity: 30
Transportation Needed? No
Who Arranges Transportation? Other (see description)
Is Financial Assistance Offered? Yes
Take a Virtual Field Trip with Mote Marine Laboratory. Bring Mote’s research, animals, and exhibits to your learners using affordable, easy-to-use distance learning technology like Skype. Our virtual field trips are an exciting way to engage your learners with STEM topics. Dive into our aquarium and chat with a shark trainer. Or explore the Florida Keys and make observations like a real coral reef scientist.
Through a guided game format, learners participate in a 50-minute, media-rich, interactive video lesson about coral reefs. This is followed by an open Q&A chat with our ocean expert.
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- Recommended for Ages (Grades):
- 11-12 (6th), 12-13 (7th), 13-14 (8th)
- Can be Adapted for Ages (Grades):
- 08-09 (3rd), 09-10 (4th), 10-11 (5th)
- 14-15 (9th), 15-16 (10th), 16-17 (11th), 17-18 (12th)
- Format: Interactive Video Lesson
- Duration: 50 mins
- No maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 participants.
- Mote Research Connection:
- Organisms featured in this lesson:
- Keywords: acidification, anatomy, apex predator, asexual reproduction, atoll, barrier reef, biodiversity, biogeography, budding, calcium carbonate, classification, carnivore, cleaning station, climate change, clone, cnidarian, community, conservation, consumer, endangered, extinction, fragmentation, fringing reef, gamete, habitat, herbivore, invasive species, lagoon, medusa, nematocysts, pH, photosynthesis, planula, polyp, primary producer, reef, salinity, spawn, symbiosis: mutualism, symbiosis: commensalism; symbiosis: parasitism, tropics, zooxanthellae
Objectives: Understand basic coral reef ecology. Compare symbiotic relationships of reef organisms. Identify coral anatomy and reproduction strategies. Recognize the value of coral reefs to humans. Identify threats to coral reefs like disease, climate change, and ocean acidification. Compare three stewardship actions.
- Intro and prior knowledge
- Guided Reef Quest game
- Coral classification.
- Coral anatomy.
- Life cycles.
- Reef formation.
- Reef relationships (symbiosis).
- Food webs.
- Coral conservation.
- Research and conservation
- Open questions and answers
Full or partial discounts may available for Title 1 Schools or schools with a student population >40% free and reduced lunches. Please contact us for more information. Our ExploreSRQ listings are eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, as well as the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.
- Free Tech Check – test your connectivity, audio and video. We can also give you a brief preview of our award-winning lessons.
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Excerpt from our Reef Quest segment.