DK Find Out! Plankton
DK

Plankton are microscopic living things that drift around in the world’s oceans.

Crash Course Kids: The Life Hydrologic - Episode 30.2
Crash Course Kids

Well, today we’re going down down down into the ocean to see what habitats await us there.

OLogy: Find My Plankton Baby Picture
OLogy (American Museum of Natural History)

Can you match these marine animals with their baby pictures?

California Academy of Sciences: From Farms to Phytoplankton
California Academy of Sciences

In this activity, students participate in a kinesthetic simulation to illustrate how nutrient pollution from agricultural runoff can lead to a dead zone at the mouth of a drainage basin.

California Academy of Sciences: How Stable is Your Food Web?
California Academy of Sciences

Your students will design and use a simple model to test cause and effect relationships or interactions concerning the functioning of a marine food web, ranking their hypothetical ecosystems according to their stability when faced with a natural or man-made disturbance.

California Academy of Sciences: Photosynthesis Seen From Space
California Academy of Sciences

In this activity, students will watch a visualization of empirical scientific data to explore seasonal changes in primary productivity on the earth. They will then formulate and research their own scientific questions about primary productivity on the earth and present their research in a classroom scientific poster session.

California Academy of Sciences: Why Do Birds Migrate?
California Academy of Sciences

See how seasonal changes drive patterns in animal behavior.

California Academy of Sciences: Timelapse - Photosynthesis Seen From Space
California Academy of Sciences

Witness the influence of the sun on the seasonal abundance of plant matter produced on land and in our oceans.

Ask A Biologist: Catch and Sketch Plankton
Arizona State University, Ask A Biologist

This activity will have you exploring the tiny watery world of plankton using only a piece of paper and a pencil.

Ask A Biologist: It’s a Plankton Eat Plankton World
Arizona State University, Ask A Biologist

This activity is a great way to show students how complex food webs are.

Ask A Biologist: PLOSable - Are Plankton Ocean Super Stars?
Arizona State University, Ask A Biologist

Plankton are ocean creatures so small we can’t see them without a microscope, but just because they are small doesn’t mean they don’t play an important role in the ocean ecosystem.