Algae, Plankton & Aquatic Plants

Contents List

Activities

Cattail Checkup
Students investigate cattail structure and learn about adaptations.

Competing for Food
Students model how food availability can limit numbers of the animals that feed on that food

Micro Odyssey
Students draw microorganisms that they observe in pond water and learn about their roles in the aquatic ecosystem.

Sinking Slowly
Students design plankton models in a contest to see which design sinks the slowest, exploring plankton physical adaptations.

Treatment Plants
Students observe how wetland plants take in toxins through a demonstration.

Water Plant Art
Students will explore and identify aquatic plant life and create an artwork using plants.

 

Algae, Plankton & Aquatic Plant Websites

Bowling Green State University, Algal Image Laboratory
Algae Base is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms.
Stonybrook University Plankton Page

 

To Use This Equipment:

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