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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 - Diatomaceous Sediments: Ooze Clues

Just as ocean beaches display a variety of sand types, the ocean floor has different sediment types. Sediments can come from land, living organisms, chemical reactions in the water column, and even outer space. When skeletal remains of microscopic organisms make up more than 30% of the sediment, it is called "ooze." In this activity, students will plot the distribution of various oozes using information from sediment maps.

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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