Coral Oceans Lesson 7 - Human Impact on the Reef

Just how do people impact on our ecosystems?

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 1

Subject: PSHE

Resource Overview

Students will consider the various impacts humans have had on the coral reef ecosystem, both positive and negative. These impacts range from long-term environmental changes caused by increased atmospheric carbon dioxide, to changes in land use in coastal areas and the impact of fertilisers on the ecosystem balance. Students will be prompted to consider what changes could be made to ensure that there are healthy coral reefs well into the future. Thank you to EncounterEdu for allowing us to share this resource here.

Resource Assets


Human Impact on the Reef lesson plan

Use this lesson to recognise that humans can have positive and negative impacts on the environment as well as identify different ways that humans can take action to conserve the environment.


Human Impact Presentation

A stimulating PowerPoint presentation .


Coral Futures Dominoes

A fun and informative game.


Coral Futures Poem

Use your knowledge about the coral ecosystem, threats to the coral reef and possible solutions to create a poster showing how the reef might be preserved for future generations, including your own.

Curriculum Objectives