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Food chains: Coral reefs

In this lesson pack for year 4 and P5 linking to the topics * Animals including humans* and * Biodiversity and interdependence*, pupils will learn about the ocean’s tropical forest, the coral reef. In this pack pupils will discover the coral reef is in fact both living and dead. They will make their own edible polyp and learn the importance of the coral polyp in the reef ecosystem. This pack is suitable to teach whilst social distancing rules apply as equipment is not shared. All pupils would need their own edible items and a dinner knife, teaspoon and bowl.

This lesson pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan with cross-curricular links
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining coral reefs and food chains
  • Instructions to make an edible polyp
  • Extension information sheet - ten awesomely amazing coral reef residents

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Bananas
  • Gummy lace sweets
  • Plain biscuits
  • Sugar
  • Cocktail sticks
  • Green food colouring
  • Bowls
  • Teaspoons
  • Dinner knife
Animals including humans
Food chains: Coral reefs

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