Coral Reef NOAA
 
October 01, 2014  

Student Activities



These are short, fun and educational classroom activities that can be used to complement the lesson plans available on this CD, or they can be used as stand-alone activities. This list includes coloring pages, crossword puzzles, jeopardy games, simple experiments and physical activities that introduce students to marine concepts and issues.

Each student activity is available as a pdf download in the table below. File size is listed for each downloadable file; links with no file size listed are not file downloads.

Name Summary Group/Org.
33 Additional Elementary School Activities
(77.6 kb)
A list of web resources that contain lesson plans and activities for K-5 educators. Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative
45 Additional High School Activities
(103 kb)
A list of web resources that contain lesson plans and activities for 9-12 educators. Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative
54 Additional Middle School Activities
(109 kb)
A list of web resources that contain lesson plans and activities for 6-8 educators. Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative
Adaptations from Depths
(285 kb)
This curriculum takes elementary students through a variety of exploratory activities to learn more about animal adaptations, specially those of the octopus. NOAA
Broadcast Spawning in Corals
(134 kb)
A classroom activity to answer the question: Do corals gain some advantage by spawning all at once? NOAA
Climate Change & Coral Activities
(176 kb)
Simple classroom experiments for teachers on ocean acidification (using dry ice), thermal expansion, and rising seas. NOAA
Coral Construction
(1.78 mb)
Several illustrated activities of varying levels of difficulty to build coral models, highlighting the Flower Garden Banks. NOAA
Coral Cores
(1.67 mb)
Using coral cores to understand coral growth and how it can be used to study climate change. Includes sample images. NOAA
Coral Critters Collage
(472 kb)
A colorful coral reef poster identifying and describing animals. NOAA
Coral Crossword
(59 kb)
Find names of species found in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA
Coral Reef Jeopardy – PDF
(131 kb)
A fun way to test your knowledge of coral reef environments. Note: click on squares on the game board page to show questions. Hit the forward arrow key to advance to the answer. Click 'home' icon on the answer page to return to the game board. Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative
Coral Reef Jeopardy - Powerpoint
(320 kb)
A fun way to test your knowledge of coral reef environments. Note: in presentation mode, click on squares on the game board slide to show questions. Click on forward arror at bottom of screen or hit forward arrow key to advance to the answer. Click 'home' icon on answer slide to return to game board. Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative
Coral Reef Scene Coloring Sheet
(217 kb)
A one-page drawing with inhabitants of the coral reefs. NOAA
Coral Spawning Globe
(55 kb)
A classroom activity to simulate coral spawning. NOAA
Coral Word Search
(58.4 kb)
Find names of species found in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA
Day/Night Activity
(261 kb)
Cut-out to identify when marine animals are active. NOAA
Egg Carton Coral Activity
(134 kb)
Build coral polyp models out of egg cartons. New England Aquarium
Hawaii Sea Creatures Matching Game
(192 kb)
This children's activity introduces sea creatures found in the diverse coral reef ecosystem of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA
Kid's Corner
(433 kb)
A one-page fun introduction to corals for young children. NOAA
Manta Mysteries
(2.71 mb)
Students play a game to stimulate the identification of manta rays in the field. Focus questions include: What are some of the advantages of using acoustic tags to track manta rays? NOAA
NWHI Reef Coloring Pages
(404 kb)
Five pages of Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) ecosystems to color! Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Reserve
NWHI Word Hunt
(34 kb)
Hunt for words relating to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). Waikiki Aquarium
Using Satellite Data to Forecast Bleaching Events
(511 kb)
Use real data and satellite images on sea surface temp and Degree Heating Weeks for Caribbean coral hotspots to 'predict' bleaching for the 2005 summer. Answers provided! NOAA
Why Is Hawai`i's Ocean Important?
(2.79 mb)
This children's activity book teaches students about Hawai`i's ocean, coral reef ecosystems, and the animals that live there. NOAA
Zooxanthellae Word Game
(80 kb)
How many words can you find in "zooxanthellae"? NOAA

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