Life Cycle - Natural Environment (5A)

PROBLEM: Can you study the environment of an organism without knowing the physical characteristics of that organism?


MATERIALS: bag of assorted corals, hand lens, labeled coral specimens

PROCEDURE: Group similar looking corals. Examine with a hand lens or microscope and draw a picture of each different type.















Compare with instructor's specimens and determine which specimens you have.

CONCLUSIONS: What characteristics can be used to group corals together?


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