Plankton Chronicles: Diatoms

5 minute video that utilizes beautiful microscopy photographs and video clips to explain what diatoms are, their evolutionary history, how they photosynthesize, and their role in marine ecosystems.

Plankton Races (CACS CoastWatch Curriculum)

Lesson plan for a hands-on (and somewhat messy) activity in which students engineer models of plankton to explore the concept of neutral buoyancy and the adaptations plankton have to achieve this.
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