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Dive into the world of plankton. The 17th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program introduces different types of plankton. Young scientists then use what they have learned to classify plankton from pictures.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners research the taxonomic classification of their favorite marine animals
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should already be familiar with the Linnaean taxonomic system
  • The first of several lessons on marine life

  • Activity is contained with the lecture slideshow
  • Teacher notes contain additional resources for more information on plankton

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