Climate Change and Coral Reefs:
Comprehensive Classroom Resource
Climate Change and Coral Reefs: <br> Comprehensive Classroom Resource
Climate Change and Coral Reefs:
Comprehensive Classroom Resource
Item#: CLI-1041
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Running Time: 60 minutes
Gr. 7-Adult
Produced by Plankton Productions in association with Curriculum Corporation, The Learning Federation and Specialty Studios
SDH Captioned


Best of 2012, Science Books and Films (AAAS)

"Highly recommended. A mix of breathtaking underwater images coupled with animations and data selected from important published studies. Dr. "Kiki" Sanford (U.C. Davis), who introduces questions that should be asked, exhibits excerpts from Hoegh-Guldberg's discourse to help answer them, then aptly recapitulates the important points."
– Science Books and Films (AAAS)

"Recommended. Anyone seeking a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the significance of climate change will find this DVD to be a marvelous resource. What I particularly like about this DVD is the excellent balance between age-appropriate science and the necessary "call to action" that any discussion of climate change initiates. The fact that the teacher guide uses inquiry pedagogy that meets the National Science Education Standards is an unexpected bonus. "
- David Brock, NSTA Recommends

"Classroom-friendly... Excellent underwater photography, computer animation, and accessible terminology make these brief segments both comprehensible and interesting. Solid science information built into brief segments are a nice combination for students."
- Booklist

"Climate Change and Coral Reefs is sensitive to the issues and their gravity while still pro¬viding some hope within the context of individual and group action, starting with each student personally."
-Green Teacher

PROF. OVE HOEGH-GULDBERG, Ph. D., is a marine biologist and Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research for the last 20 years has focused on the impact of climate change on coral reefs. Several of his published works are among the top ten most cited works over the past decade in the area of climate change and coral reefs.

DR. KIRSTEN “KIKI” SANFORD, PhD, is a science educator and research scientist. Sanford is the founder and host of This Week in Science a weekly radio show/podcast broadcast from U.C. Davis. Sanford was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship in recognition of her work with her radio show.




K-12 Schools & Non-Profits: $89
Colleges, Institutions, & Businesses: $149

A Comprehensive Classroom Resource Including Video Modules,
Teacher’s Guide, Student Templates and Other Resources

Climate change is pushing the world’s coral reefs to the edge of extinction. The growing damage is an early warning of the danger climate change poses to the world’s oceans and other ecosystems. These rich, sensitive ecosystems are vital to the survival of one-quarter of all sea life and the economies of many countries.

Created in collaboration with the Australian Curriculum Corporation, this DVD classroom resource is the ideal tool for teaching about the science of climate change, its impact on our oceans, and how coral reef ecosystems work. With its video modules and guide, Climate Change and Coral Reefs is designed to optimize student learning and engagement. It encourages student discussion, research and presentations to learn more about the issues involved and discover possible solutions to this serious environmental challenge.

The video modules and guide are aligned with national science standards -- scientific understanding, science as inquiry and science as a human endeavor.

The DVD includes:

Four 8-minute video modules hosted by Dr. Kiki Sanford.
The modules feature Dr. Sanford and excerpts from a presentation by Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg:
  • Introduction to Climate Change and Coral Reefs
  • Coral Bleaching
  • Ocean Acidification
  • The Future of Coral Reefs.

The full 28-minute presentation by Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg.
Details his scientific findings about the impact of climate change on coral reefs, with charts, graphs and other visuals.

A Detailed Teacher’s Guide.
Featuring an innovative group discussion format (Climate Café), templates for team-based
investigations and presentations, a glossary, Science magazine reprints, and a comprehensive
list of other resources and links (on the DVD-ROM section).

Visual Resources for Student Presentations.
Video clips, animations and other resources (on the DVD-ROM section).

All video segments are illustrated with footage from renowned underwater filmmaker David Hannan.

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