Beqa Lagoon, Fiji
Marine animals congregate on a reef in Beqa Lagoon, Fiji.
Photograph by Alexander Safonov.
This lesson outline provides suggestions for how to use existing National Geographic resources about marine ecosystems in the classroom. Resources include illustrations, charts, articles, and videos about marine ecosystems. Select the resources that are most applicable to your classroom and students’ needs to build your own lesson on marine ecosystems.
Grade Level: 5-8
Students will be able to:
Choose a Hook:
Choose activities that will help your students understand the characteristics of ecosystems and how they are threatened and protected utilizing the following resources:
Terrestrial Protected Areas:
Marine Protected Areas:
Explain that because of these differences, marine ecosystems require different approaches to studying and managing them.
Read about Marine Ecosystems
Choose an assessment: