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Grade 9 / Topic: Biological Diversity

Today your students will learn about BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY that may be influenced by ECOLOGICAL and HUMAN-CAUSED factors. Your will have a choice between two movies “EXPEDITION REEF” or “LIFE: A Cosmic Story”. The movie will be followed by science talk and question/answer period.


Plunge into the bustling, biodiverse communities hidden within coral reef ecosystems around the world to discover how corals live, breathe, and reproduce. Narrated by Tony Award ® winner Lea Salonga, Expedition Reef digitally recreates coral reef environments for a truly immersive, full-dome experience. From the comfort of a planetarium seat, viewers can travel the globe to explore coral reefs teeming with life and learn how scientists are racing to develop sustainable solutions to protect these vitally important ecosystems for the future.

RUNNING TIME: 27:00 minutes
SUBJECTS COVERED: Coral Reefs, Marine Ecosystems

LIFE: A Cosmic Story

How did life on Earth begin? This tantalizing question forms the basis of the movie, Life: A Cosmic Story.

Take a high-speed tour of key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. Starting with the first stars and ending with the tremendous biological diversity on Earth today, “Life: A Cosmic Story ” will show you that our human pedigree is actually 13.7 billion years in the making.

RUNNING TIME: 27:00 minutes
SUBJECTS COVERED: Forest, Photosynthesis, DNA, Origin of Elements, Milky Way Galaxy, Sun. Earth, Organic Molecules, Evolution, Fossils.