4 beautiful ocean habitats: coral reef, tide pool, kelp forest, open sea
3 environmental challenges: plastic pollution, ocean acidity, overfishing
Aligned with standards:
Next Generation Science Standards
5-LS2-1: Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
MS-LS2-4: Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9: Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7: Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
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