Presentation on theme: "Coastal Ecosystems. Starter- Copy and Complete 1.Write the title Coastal Ecosystems 2.Given the large amounts of __________ and _________ which have taken."— Presentation transcript:
Starter- Copy and Complete 1.Write the title Coastal Ecosystems 2.Given the large amounts of __________ and _________ which have taken place in the coastal areas of the world. It is easy to forget that the coast is home to a ________of _________. In their natural state, coasts can be very rich in __________. We will look at ______ different ecosystems starting today with Coral Reefs. 3.Write down three facts that you already know about Coral reefs.
Lesson Objectives To know what a coral reef is and the four factors affecting formation. Be able to describe location of coral reef ecosystems- C To be able to describe the four factors affecting the formation as well as the location of coral reef ecosystems- B To describe and explain the formation of coral reef ecosystems clearly linked to the location – A
What is an ecosystem? Definition- The relationship and interaction between plants and animals (biotic) and the physical environment (abiotic). A community of plants and animals that interact with each other and the environment. So what factors could affect an ecosystem ?
How many living things can you see in this picture?
Dessert- Different Shoes If… A giant turtle …had taught today’s lesson, how might it have been different and why? NOTE: Think carefully about the content of the lesson rather than the fact turtles cant really talk....
Now answer the following questions: 1.What is a coral reef? (2 marks) 2.What are the four ‘ingredients’ required for their formation? (8 marks) 3.What are the local factors affecting where coral reefs develop? (6 marks) Total= 16 marks
Look at the map. DESCRIBE the location of coral reefs in the world “Coral reefs are mainly found near the....” “Coral reefs are found between the....” Extension: Explain why you think coral reefs are located in these places.
Where are Coral reefs distributed? Why? 1.Mark the distribution of coral reefs onto your maps. 2. Describe the distribution (4 marks) OR 2. Describe and explain the distribution (6 marks)