Coral Bleaching

These resources guide students through understanding how temperature can cause coral bleaching and the physiological reaction that occurs between coral and symbiont, how satellite temperature data can be used to assess the threat of coral bleaching around the world, and current research to measure the capacity of corals to respond to increasing temperature

HHMI BioInteractive Coral Bleaching Resources:

Animation

Mapping Activity

Scientists at Work

Data Point

Workshop Presentation Specific to Coral Bleaching Resources


Educator Publications of Modified Resources:

Many instructors modify and expand HHMI BioInteractive resources based on their course context and students, and QUBES offers a space to share these materials and teaching approaches. Some of these modifications were produced by participants in the 2016 HHMI/QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network. 

Read how Kristine Grayson uses Coral Bleaching resources in her course on the BioInteractive Blog!

Students analyze sea surface temperature (SST) data from NOAA to predict coral bleaching at four locations in the Bahamas. They then compare their predictions to authentic research collected about coral mortality and temperature fluctuations
ecology, Biodiversity, climate, Scientific Process, Statistics and Math, ecosystems, earth and environment, human impacts, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Majors, 1 Hour
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10.04.2018

Redox Chemistry and Coral Bleaching

David Julian

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Coral Bleaching Mapping Activity v1.0

Mapping coral bleaching using NOAA data to set the stage for reviewing redox chemistry concepts
ecology, Resources @ HHMI - BioInteractive, climate, Scientific Process, Statistics and Math, earth and environment, human impacts, introductory, Teaching material, Undergraduate
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07.25.2018
Students access NOAA data to conduct an analysis to look at differences between locations in heat stress and ultimately the amount of coral bleaching in 2005
ecology, Biodiversity, climate, Scientific Process, Statistics and Math, ecosystems, earth and environment, human impacts, Teaching material, Undergraduate
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01.18.2018