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View Resource Plankton

This web page includes a high school level and higher description of plankton with pictures. The page is full of photographs, each with a descriptive caption. Topics discussed include how plankton are sampled, ecology, and satellite imagery. Both phytoplankton (plant plankton) and zooplankton (animal plankton) are featured.

View Resource Tox Town

Tox Town is a highly interactive website for students of all ages and levels to learn about pollution and other local problems. Because Tox Town includes information on four different settings, a city, a town, a farm, and the US-Mexico border, there is something for everyone. Each locale features links to the NIH's Medline Plus and the EPA which are excellent sources of information for most...

View Resource Bioluminescent Web Page

This highly acclaimed website includes information on bioluminescence research, myths, photos, organisms, chemistry, physiology, distribution and more. Features an absolute must-see bioluminescence photo gallery. Also includes submitted abstracts and journal citations concerning bioluminescence, as well as proceedings from several related symposia. The chemistry section has molecular diagrams and...

View Resource When is Dinner Being Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine

This is a student activity regarding phytoplankton blooms and their effects on the ecosystem. Students will obtain and analyze data on the variables that influence the spring phytoplankton bloom from buoy monitoring stations in the Gulf of Maine. Activity includes background information, step by step instructions, additional resources, and activity extensions.

View Resource From the Top of the World...to the Bottom of the Food Web

These four teaching units show how NASA satellites measure ocean productivity. Topics cover: marine food web from producers to consumers and decomposers; phytoplankton diversity, classification and adaptations; studying photosynthesis with technology, from microscopes to satellites; and biology of algal blooms. Units include: background, lesson plans using on-line data or instructions for...

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