The City Beneath the Sea, the reef Outline #1

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Next year I may be teaching earth science with which I have no experience. Ocean life, formation and reefs are part of this curriculum. Therefore, I have decided to explore the reef. This fasinating organism provides an opportunity to enrich the students understanding of ocean life.

I. Types of reefs
A. atolls
B. barrier
c. fringing
II. Formation of reefs
A. animal skeleton
1. live animals
2. reproduction
III. Reefs as living homes
A. animal life
B. plant life
C. balance of ecosystems
1. habitat
D. effects on waves


References:
still researching

Emery, Allen. (1981) The Coral Reef, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Exline, Joseph D., Passachoff, Jay M., Simons, Barbvara B., Vogel,Carole G., Wellnitz, Thomas R., (2002) Earth Scinece, Prentice Hall
About Coral Reefs: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/about/welcome.html
Animals, corals, threats, reproduction, feeding, structure; http://www.uvi.edu/coral.reefer



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