Just Jelly: ecological role of gelatinous zooplankton

NOAA

Lesson Plan Overview: 

In this activity, students will be able to compare and contrast the feeding strategies of at least three different types of gelatinous zooplankton, and explain why gelatinous zooplankton may function at several trophic levels within a marine food web. Given information on the vertical distribution of temperature in a water column, students will be able to make inferences about potential influences on the distribution of planktonic species in the water column.

Subjects: 
Biology
Grades: 
9-12

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Submitted by The Ocean Portal Team on

Hi Katina,

Here is the link for the Just Jelly lesson plan:

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/05arctic/background/edu/media/arctic05_justjelly.pdf

You should also be able to access the lesson plan by clicking on the red link above that reads, "Just Jelly: ecological role of gelatinous zooplankton".

I hope your class enjoys the lesson!
The Ocean Portal Team

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

How do I get to this lesson plan??? The only thing I can click on is:

"For more information:
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov"

I am working on a mac, not sure if there is a compatibility issue.

Thanks
Katina Tsakiris
ktsakiris@frhsd.com
Teacher, Marlboro High School NJ
Environmental Science
Marine Science
Zoology