Geography teachers could use this resource whilst exploring how environments change over time.
A devastating consequence of climate change has been the dying off of coral reefs, which are an invaluable natural resource found across the globe. This PBS video takes a look at how scientists are working to save them. This resource is recommended for teaching.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
5.ESS3.1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
HS.ESS3.4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
HS.ESS3.6 Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity (i.e., climate change).
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
4.LS1.1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
6.LS1.5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
8.LS4.4 Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
Social Science Analysis (K-12)
4.24 Explain individual and cooperative approaches people have taken, or could take in the future, to address local, regional, and global problems as well as predict possible results of those actions.