Video-Enhanced Activities for Going Green
Episode: Underwater Eco-Adventure
SciGirls compare the biodiversity of two California reefs.
Izzie takes the plunge with Elle and Meg, scuba diving to protect the biodiversity of their favorite Catalina reefs. Guided by a marine biologist, these sisters investigate and compare the ecosystems at two rocky reefs: a heavily dived, protected reef that is not fished, and an unprotected reef that is infrequently dived but heavily fished. The girls collect data on indicator species and analyze predator/prey relationships. Then they add their findings to the collection of data from a citizen science project aimed at monitoring overall reef health. Their mentor introduces them to careers in marine biology.
Additional Going Green Activity
- Light Bulb Challenge (2.67M PDF)
Watch the full episode or select video clips.
- SciGirls Want to Know: Scientific Inquiry Process (1.13M PDF)
- The SciGirls Seven: Strategies for Engaging Girls in STEM (1.48M PDF)
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