√ Complete the activities below.
√ Choose 2 coral reef animals to research.
√ Use the internet and various resource books to research the questions about
your chosen animals.
√ Create a poster illustrating your animals and the information you have
gathered about them in a compare/contrast format.
√ Write a compare and contrast essay.
√ Present your poster and essay to the class.
Why are oceans important?
Are oceans in danger?
Why or why not?
Watch the video on the right.
Watch it over and over if you need to.
On a separate sheet of paper, answer the questions above.
Grades 3-5: Write 6-8 complete sentences.
Grades 6-8: Write 8-10 complete sentences.
Evaluation: Sentence Writing Rubric
Why the Ocean Matters
Covering 72 percent of the Earth and supplying half its oxygen, the ocean
is our planet's life support system—and it’s in danger. Watch this video to learn why
a healthier ocean means a healthier planet, and find out how you can help.