Coral Bleaching Explained

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/Non-renewable resources; Climate Change

 Additional: Careers

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems; Diversity and Evolution

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Video length: 6:37m

Frank the coral has been living peacefully on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef for 400 years. However, Frank noticed that in the last century it started to get gradually hotter… until in 2016 the water temperature went completely out of control putting Frank’s life at risk. Will this old giant resist the stress of a changing climate? Learn what a coral is and the dangers of coral bleaching in this adorable educational animation video. (Tullio Rossi, Australia – SCINEMA 2016 Finalist)

Your students might also find this short video (and resource) about Scientific Illustrator as a career option interesting if they liked the artwork in this video: education.australiascience.tv/medicalillustratormadelaine/

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