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New to the plankton? Learn the lingo before drifting through the website, by visiting the Plankton Info page and the Under the Scope Glossary.
Under the Scope Modules
Module 1 - Ctenophore Structures and their Functions
Module 2 - Zooplankton Biodiversity (Virtual Plankton Tow)
Module 3 - Zooplankton Migration Patterns: Behavioral Adaptations
Have an idea or request for a new zooplankton module? Please contact us!
Modules from teacher workshop particpants
Life Cycles: Zooplankton by Olga Tigue, Milton Elementary School
An Introduction to Plankton by Kristen Mintzer, Woodbridge High School
How to collect, identify, and raise zooplankton
Interested in collecting and analyzing your own plankton sample? There are plankton nets and magnifying systems for all budgets and interest levels. Have a look at our How To page for more information!
If you are a Delaware teacher interested in participating in an upcoming Under the Scope summer workshop, please contact us!
Want to learn even more about plankton? Check out these resources:
Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts by William S. Johnson and Dennis M. Allen, with Illustrations by Marni Fylling
Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World by Christian Sardet
Sea Soup: Zooplankton by Mary Cerullo
Sea Soup Teacher's Guide: Discovering the Watery World of Phytoplankton and Zooplankton by Betsy Stevens
Other cool plankton classroom resources
For more great zooplankton activities and information, please visit the Bridge website's zooplankton resources.
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) GK12's "Meroplankton Match-up"
SAHFOS' "Meroplankton Snap: What will I grow into?"
Have access to a 3D printer? Now you can print models of five different phytoplankton species, and two different zooplankton species (coming soon)!
Florida Sea Grant microplastics resources