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The Spring 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist is focused on modernizing seismology education. Thanks to IRIS, you can download this issue for free as a pdf. Print copies are available in our online store.

Changing Planet: Fading Corals

The delicate balance of life and environment which sustains coral reefs globally is under threat.  The dramatic increase in atmospheric CO2 in the past few decades has produced an increase in ocean temperature and acidityCoral diseases have also been on the increase, due to changes in their environment as well as pollution. 

Click on the video at the left to watch the NBC Learn video - Changing Planet: Fading Corals.

Lesson plan: Changing Planet: Fading Corals

Last modified February 25, 2011 by Roberta Johnson.

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Traveling Nitrogen is a fun group game appropriate for the classroom. Players follow nitrogen atoms through living and nonliving parts of the nitrogen cycle. For grades 5-9.

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