Science & Nature
Advanced Coral Reef Ecology - Marine Biology Flex Class
This flexible class includes 4 pre-recorded videos and additional videos by the instructor to answer class questions as the class progresses; covers coral reef ecology, reef building, types of reefs, development, species, and symbiosis.
Jamye E Carr
363 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 46 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings
The topic of Coral Reef Ecology will be taught at an advanced level and require some basic biology experience and understanding of natural cycles. The pace of the class is as follows: Video 1: What is a Coral Reef, How are they formed, Where are they found, What types of Coral Reefs are there? Project 1: Students will complete an activity for submission, feedback and review regarding the life cycle and reproduction of coral polyps. Video 2: Coral Zones, Symbiosis and Food Webs; Relationships...
More detail available in the class experience section, but in summary, the class will strive to give learners a greater understanding of what coral reefs are, their importance in the environment, how they are formed, what can harm them, and the important interconnections of plants and animals in the reef ecosystem.
I am a retired marine biologist and avid reef aquarist. I am part of a group in North Carolina dedicated to reef farming and sustainable reef keeping, as well as working with NOAA and NASA on their reef mapping programs online.
Learners will complete activities and projects each week. The videos will take approximately 1 hour each to complete, and another hour to complete research and completion of tasks should be appropriate. Vocabulary lists for new and challenging words will be provided. Pre-and post quizzes are available and will be graded and gone over with learner upon request.
For homework projects (not needed during class): Students will need access to a printer for a coral core activity which requires printed pieces. Yarn or string Metric rulers Pencil Tape
Quizzes on vocabulary and topics will receive a percentage or letter grade based on parent preference, and more generalized feedback will be given to student work submitted as the other weekly projects.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Jamye E Carr
Science, Languages and More!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
363 total reviews
284 completed classes
I have 14 years of experience in public school teaching, specializing in Biology, Chemistry, Aquatic Science, and Astronomy. My teaching style incorporates student guided inquiry based learning, Socratic instruction, and adaptive lessons. In...