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Unit 12: Plankton

Unit 12: Plankton Unit Focus This unit describes the two predominant plankton types: phytoplankton (plant) and zooplankton (animal). Students will investigate the important role of plankton in the food chain and learn that some plankton are larval stages of larger marine organisms such as ...

What Do I Need?

Plankton What Do I Need? What Do I Do? 1. First, research different types of plankton and try to identify what structures they use to stay afloat in the water.

Plankton: A guide to their ecology and monitoring for water ...

Plankton vi 3 Plankton-related environmental and water-quality issues 39 3.1 Coastal water discolouration and harmful algal blooms 39 Box 3.1 Invasive species from ballast water 42 3.2 Geographically persistent algal blooms in an estuary 43 3.3 Monitoring phytoplankton over the long term 45 3.4 ...


1 P LANKTON I DENTIFICATION O VERVIEW Students will use microscopes to observe and identify phytoplankton and zooplankton. C ONCEPTS • Plankton are the mostly microscopic plants and animals that drift in the currents.


http://floatingclassroom.tamu.edu 1/8 Karma: The Floating Classroom Shore Side Modules - Plankton PLANKTON Please, do not touch the microscopes, camera, or tv monitor until the instructor demonstrates the proper use of this equipment.

Teacher's Background Information

Teacher's Background Information Program 1: The Who? What? Where? How? and Why's? of Plankton During this program we will present an overview of the plankton community and the types of research being conducted.

they will participate in a station focused on plankton. This ...

1 Developed by Stephanie Zierhut and Stacy Sinclair (SSWIMS) Based on For Sea Marine Science Society of the Pacific Northwest A Closer Look at Plankton Context of lesson: When students visit the Sea World UCLA they will participate in a station focused on plankton.

A Guide to the M A R I N E P L A N K T O N

To compute the number of cubic meters of seawater that have been sampled by the plankton net, we use the following general formula for the volume of a cylinder: Volume = Pi r 2 L You must know: Pi = 3.1415926536... r 2 = radius of net opening (in m), squared L = Length (distance net was towed, in m) ( Volume ...

Plankton Binder Materials for web

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Marine Plankton Identification Key

Marine Plankton Identification Key Phytoplankton: The phytoplankton are mainly unicellular plants known as algae. They are found dispersed throughout the photic zone of the oceans and account for the major share of primary productivity in the marine environment.