Using redox reactions in artificial reefs

Using redox reactions in artificial reefs
Publication Date: August, 2015
Type of Resource: Student worksheet

This downloadable resource explores redox reactions in a real-world context.

The worksheet allow students to explore how redox reactions might be used in accelerating the growth of artificial reefs.

Students use the reactivity series of metals to determine possible anodes and cathodes required to set up a reef.

This idea is being explored in Malaysia in order to build reefs to protect marine wildlife.

This worksheet could be used alone, or as part of a unit exploring the applications of chemistry.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products... > ACSSU187
  • Year 10 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and... > ACSHE192