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Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation Coral Reef Education Portal

The Coral Reef Education Portal is a free state-of the-art online learning platform designed to educate people about life on coral reefs. It contains a comprehensive coral reef ecology curriculum with background information, lesson plans, interactive exercises, graphics, photos, videos, worksheets, and quizzes. Try it now to explore custom units on a wide range of topics including classification, anatomy, feeding, and reproduction. You can even create an account to keep track of your scores on quizzes (or the progress of your students), earn badges, and learn at your own pace. Materials can be used sequentially or individually.

Bridge DATA - Ghostbusting the Chesapeake

Even when crab pots are lost or abandoned at sea, they continue to catch animals. The unintended victims of the pots typically cannot escape, and are trapped until they die. Through a special program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, scientists are working with watermen to collect derelict, or “ghost,” crab pots and fishing nets that have been lost or abandoned. Students will explore catch data collected by the watermen from the ghost pots.

The Bridge's own DATA Series is made up of lesson plans (DATA Tips) on many ocean science topics that explore the world of water using the language of science: mathematics. Learn more about the DATA Series.

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