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.
Years: 3, 4, 5, 6
Curriculum Objectives: 1
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.