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49 resources with the concept plankton

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The Day the Mesozoic Died

For Students 9th - 12th
Solve the ultimate who dunnit mystery: the death of the dinosaurs. Viewers watch an engaging video that describes how the asteroid impact hypothesis came to fruition and the evidence supporting it. The video also explains how life...
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Study Jams! Aquatic Ecosystems

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Mia's friends are fish-sitting while she is away on vacation. Zoe divulges to Sam that different animals need different habitats, and that there are both freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. Examples of the kinds of organisms found in...
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Save the Plankton, Breathe Freely

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Inhale. Exhale. Breathe easy with this richly-designed lesson plan on the source of our oxygen! Children may be surprised to find out that plankton produce the bulk of the vital gas. They participate in an activity where they record the...
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Astonishing Algae

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore a wide diversity of algal species; study the basic characteristics of algae and the distinguishing features of each of the 3 major divisions of algae; identify a variety aquatic plants; and make pressing a local algae...
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Water Biomes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Water covers more than 70 percent of Earth's surface. Scholars learn about both freshwater and saltwater biomes in a simple presentation. They compare and contrast the differences in oxygen levels, food sources, and sunlight to better...
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From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Even the smallest living things have a large impact. An informative video lesson presents an introduction to types of plankton and their roles in the ocean. The narrator explains how plankton impacts the ocean ecosystem and beyond.
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Deep-Sea Corals

For Students 6th - 12th
Come take a peak at the corals in the deep. Science scholars discover the hidden world of deep-sea corals in the third installment of a 13-part series. Topics include the differences between shallow water and deep-sea corals, the slow...
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What Lives In The Ocean?

For Students 4th - 8th
One of the most diverse environments on Earth is the ocean. Young scientists explore the living things found in the ocean during an exciting seven-lesson unit. Their study includes organisms from plankton to invertebrates and vertebrates...
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Back Through Time

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
To compare the physical properties of oil and water, groups work together to research the path oil takes from its creation to its final use. They then create a poster to display the information they learned through the research.
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California Kelp Forest Restoration

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
This unit is so cool, you won't be able to "kelp" yourself! Intended for all grades, this science and activity guide for teachers offers a unique opportunity to understand kelp's role as a valuable ecological resource. Teachers and young...
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Ocean Life

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Our oceans are composed of many complex relationships. Young oceanographers explore relationships between organisms, understand the world ocean's currents, and discover the effects of water pollution and how it behaves. There are three...
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It’s a Plankton Eat Plankton World

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
For as small as they are, plankton sure play an enormous role in maintaining marine ecosystems. Dive into an investigation of these tiny organisms with a hands-on life science activity in which children cut out pictures of sea animals...
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Test Your Science Knowledge!

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Challenge the knowledge of your young scientists with this colelction of online quizzes based on the Magic School Bus series. Covering a wide range of topics from insects to outer space, this resource is a quick and easy way to assess...
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Earth : Keeping Up With Carbon

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Carbon is a key element in life on Earth. Where can it be found? Hear all about carbon's whereabouts and how it is used. Climate change is brought up along with human responsibility. This clip is great for a junior high or high school...
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Plankton in the Air

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a lab activity adequate for use with any full lesson plan on environmental factors that shape animal adaptations or marine animal characteristics. Pupils will discuss the role plankton plays in the environment and filter-feeding...
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Marine Fisheries Management

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Almost 200 slides make this a vast collection! It is a quirky collection, titled "Marine Fisheries Management," but having little to do with that occupation. What you will find are two-toned blue backgrounds with no pictures, but a few...
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Ocean Drifters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewTake a drift in the ocean. Class members watch a video on plankton, the drifters of the ocean. Scholars find out about the different types of plankton and sea jellies. To add a little variety, they use the aquarium webcams to study sea...
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Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore whales. In this animal adaptation and whale lesson, students access prior knowledge about whales from previous lessons, then use background knowledge to predict the eating strategies of a baleen whale and a toothed...
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Design a Plankton

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore animal and plant adaptation.  In this ecosystems science lesson, students view websites to gain information about plankton and its  interdependence within ecosystems. Students identify ways in which plankton has adapted...
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Does Clear Water mean Healthy Water?

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Learners test their local aquatic site to determine its water clarity. They collect a water sample and measure its turbidity using a sensor, then they repeat the experiment to obtain a second turbidity reading to find the average value.
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Ocean World

For Students 7th - 9th
In this components of the ocean worksheet, students answer 20 questions about various species in the ocean such as plankton, different types of whales, sharks, and herring. Students also answer questions about the volume of water in the...
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Pollution and Marine Life

For Students 7th - 9th
In this pollution and marine life learning exercise, students use 9 given terms related to types of pollution and ocean food chains to complete sentences. Students number the effects of human sewage and soil runoff that harm ocean...
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how to collect plankton and use microscopes to observe and identify it. They collect the plankton sample and classify the various components of the plankton. Students identify organisms in the plankton and draw...
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Great Blobs of Jelly!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain how zoo-plankton have an impact on the global process.  In this ocean zoo-plankton lesson students calculate carbon flux and plankton densities.