CORAL CAM LESSON PLANS 


BUILDING A BERMUDIAN CORAL FOOD PYRAMID Lyndsey Chell 
OBJECTIVE: 1.Students will be able to construct a pyramid of numbers using data 

AGE GROUP: 13 – 15 years 

BACKGROUND 

It is important that students have already constructed a food chain and web of a coral reef. To do this they will also have become familiar with the Bermuda Coral website. 

Instructions for Teachers 

1.The following data needs to be downloaded and then photocopied or placed onto an overhead transparency. Name of organism Type of feeding Number 2.The students need to count all the numbers of producers and record this total. 6.Some students may like to draw out the pyramid on graph paper and use an appropriate scale For example each square centimetre of graph paper could represent 1000 organisms. If there were 10,000 producers in the section of coral reef being sampled then the rectangle drawn would need to be 10 squared centimetres. 

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