Educational activity – Coral bleaching

How will this ancient inhabitant of the seabed withstand climate change? Along with the projection of a short video, the Tara Expeditions Foundation offers ready-to-go educational activities to do with students, 8 to 16 years old. The activities aim to enrich their knowledge of the ocean, especially coral, and explain the fragility of this ecosystem as it confronts the impacts of climate change. The video & proposed activities encourage an awareness of the role young people can play in addressing the climate change challenge.

Download the booklets of educational activities about Coral Bleaching:

8-12 years old
12-15 years old
15-18 years old

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Video – Coral bleaching

Frank the Coral lived quietly on the Great Barrier Reef for 400 years. Over the past century, Frank noticed that the ocean was gradually getting warmer. Then in 2016, the water temperature rose  suddenly, making it particularly dangerous for him. How will this ancient inhabitant of the seabed withstand climate change?

Discover the nature of coral and the dangers it confronts due to global warming with this 6-minute video animation. Conceived by Tullio Rossi, PhD in marine biology and expert in scientific communication at Coral Garden:

 

Along with the projection of a short video, the Tara Expeditions Foundation offers ready-to-go educational activities to do with students, 8 to 16 years old. The activities aim to enrich their knowledge of the ocean, especially coral, and explain the fragility of this ecosystem as it confronts the impacts of climate change. The video & proposed activities encourage an awareness of the role young people can play in addressing the climate change challenge.

The decline of marine biodiversity

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. Discover the proven impact that climate change has on biodiversity. This sheet shows some examples of changes that are already observable.

The Ocean, origin of life on Earth

This sheet was created as part of the Ocean and Climate platform, launched June 10, 2014 on the occasion of World Oceans Day. It was designed by a team including scientists, communicators and educators. It details the two mechanisms of absorption by the ocean of part of the CO2 from the atmosphere. Two computer graphics help visualize these mechanisms in an entertaining way.

Germination and pollution

“Can seeds germinate under any conditions?”

This experiment enables students to estimate the consequences of a rise of acidity in an environment on the seed germination. Students will understand how modifying the environment can have deep consequences on the living beings living in it.

 

Pollution and plants

“Can plants absorb pollution?”

This experiment enables students to see the absorption of pollutants by the plants.