Underwater Evidence

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Resource ID#: 148678 Primary Type: Tutorial




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Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Smart Phone/Tablet
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: text evidence, textual evidence, literacy, explicit evidence, implicit evidence, coral reefs, bleaching, heat death, Seychelles, text complexity, tuto
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Professional Development
Resource Collection: Original Teacher Tutorials

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Text Resource

Coral Reefs Show Remarkable Ability to Recover from Near Death:

This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. When corals are stressed, they release their algal partners and turn white, a phenomenon called coral bleaching. This occurs when they are under stress from warming waters or other environmental factors. Researchers monitored reefs in the Seychelles during and after coral bleaching events, and found that several factors, including depth of growth, branching shape, nutrient levels, and amount of fish grazing accurately predicted whether reefs were likely to recover from these events. Human impacts such as sediment or nutrient run-off also affect the corals' resiliency.

Type: Text Resource