In this lesson from Bigelow Laboratory, students learn about the basics of food webs and trophic levels. Then they compare more familiar terrestrial food webs with marine food webs, using cards with information about various marine organisms to create their own model of a food web.

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In this unit from the Alaska Seas & Watersheds Curriculum, students investigate marine and intertidal food webs, then collect and observe plankton, and observe food web interactions during a beach field trip. After the field trip, students observe plankton using microscopes and do research to extend their learning about food chains and webs. They construct…

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Educators can join the statewide and international network of local observers and topic experts who share knowledge about unusual animal, environment, and weather events. You can post and share student observations with the network, raise awareness, and find answers about significant environmental events. You can also assist students in reviewing observations that have been posted…

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Students submit forms online to report wildlife observations (about plants or animals) and environmental observations (about freeze up, thaw, ice or weather conditions, etc.) to the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management. The Department is seeking observations that help them have a better understanding of wildlife on the North Slope and also to alert…

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3 minute video that shows the diversity of planktonic life that are protists and introduces key types of protists and their natural history.

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Lesson plan that uses the story of small plastic animals from a container ship spill that drifted around the world. The story and activities help students to understand predominant ocean currents. Includes links to some great digital simulators of currents and transport of marine debris in the extensions section.

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