The Need is Mutual: The Importance of Biological Interactions

In this lesson plan, students learn about the main kinds of relationships between organisms, with examples from coral reefs. They learn to categorize relationships according to their impact on organisms and the terminology for these biological interactions. The connection with coral reefs shows how humans benefit from the food provided by reefs and the protection reefs afford to coastal beaches and property.


Kentucky Core Content
SC-08-4.7.1
Source

Nature Works Everywhere

Focus

Instruction

Sub Focus

Interactive Activities

Technology Component

Web

Technology Sub Component

Content Areas

Science

Subject Levels

8th Grade