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Just Jelly: ecological role of gelatinous zooplankton

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.

Source NOAA
Subjects Biology
Grades 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

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