Through SciREN, I have started to develop lesson plans aimed at teaching middle and high school science students about issues related to my research.
Former Castillo Lab tech, Travis Courtney, wrote a lesson plan that teaches the basics of ocean acidification in a simple manner, using cheap, readily available household items. I collaborated with him on this project and it was a tremendous success at SciREN Coast 2014. OA Lesson Plan.doc
Coral Reef Food Webs and Human Impacts
Fellow UNdertheC blogger, Serena Hackerott, and I have collaborated on a lesson plan aimed at middle school students (but adaptable for high school) that teaches food web dynamics, the basics of coral physiology, and how humans can impact the environment. coral food web.doc