Are your kids learning from home? The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has a number of resources parents and teachers can use to provide their kids with a quality science education from home. 

As COVID-19 has changed our learning environment overnight, we are curating and updating our educational resources to provide you with a list of things you can do from home with the resources you have on hand. Enjoy fun, family-friendly science activities like building a coral polyp, learn through educational videos and games, and even participate in an art contest. We are here to help. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be updating this page regularly with additional resources for the budding marine scientist in your life. 


Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum

Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum

We have an online Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum that is hosted on a unique and engaging learning platform. Our curriculum was designed for middle and high school students; however, there are some activities and videos that are appropriate for those of you who have elementary school students. We use coral reefs to teach about a variety of science topics, providing a fun, interesting, and educational experience for all. 

There are multiple ways to utilize the 12 units in our curriculum. You can pick and choose the activities, videos, and quizzes that you want your children to learn about; you can complete an individual unit; or, you can take the course in its entirety. How do you get started? To get the most out of this educational resource, we suggest that you navigate through the curriculum one unit at a time. 

Appropriate for: Middle and high school students

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Educational VideosEducational Videos

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has made a number of educational videos that have been produced specifically for our Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum

These short videos cover topics related to one of our educational units and come with supplemental educational materials including “Watch It!” worksheets.

Appropriate for: Middle and high school students

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Educational activityEducational Activities

Our Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum contains a variety of fun and engaging educational activities for students. Most require very few materials. Each activity is part of a unit in the curriculum and has a corresponding worksheet that contains instructions guiding you through the lesson. 

We have chosen several lessons that are great for learning at home. Our activities were created for middle and high school students, but many can be modified for elementary students as well.

Appropriate for: K-12

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Read It! 

What better way to learn about science than by hearing from scientists exploring coral reefs around the world! In these reading assignments, students read a blog from a scientist working in the field on the Global Reef Expedition, then complete the associated Read It! worksheet.

We have made at least one Read It! exercise for each unit in our Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum. These reading assignments increase science literacy and help students interpret information, evaluate claims, and communicate clearly. 

Appropriate for: Middle and high school students

Read it!


How to Use Our Curriculum

Not sure where to get started? Let us guide you through how to use the online Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum. There are multiple ways to utilize our curriculum. You can pick and choose the activities, videos, and quizzes that you want to learn about; you can complete an individual unit; or, you can take the course in its entirety. To get the most out of this educational resource, we suggest you navigate through the curriculum one unit at a time. Learn how to use our education portal and how we would recommend navigating through a unit in this step-by-step guide.

Appropriate for: Middle and high school students

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Student Art Contest

Our annual student art contest, the Science Without Borders® Challenge, engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art. This international art contest is open to middle and high school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.

The application period for the 2022 Science Without Borders® Challenge is now open! The theme for this year’s contest is “Ridge to Reef“conservation. Participate in this fun and engaging STEAM activity today! 

Appropriate for: Middle and high school students

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Feature FilmsDocumentary Films

We have produced a number of award-winning documentary films for you and your child’s viewing pleasure.

Appropriate for: All ages

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