As you get to know your new classmates, get to know the about the beginnings of a fish’s life story in this AWESOME TED-Ed talk about plankton. If you thought your first day of school outfit is cool, check out the amazing colors and shapes that these microscopic life forms display. Click through to ed.ted.com to take a short quiz and see some extra resources for when you really get into it!
(link from ed.ted.com if youtube is blocked at your school: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-secret-life-of-plankton)
Want some more? Hear David Gallo make a case for getting to know our blue planet. We’ve explored only 5% of our world’s oceans. With things like giant vampire squids with defensive capes, who wouldn’t want to know what else is down there!
(link from ed.ted.com if youtube is blocked at your school: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/deep-ocean-mysteries-and-wonders)
Our planet’s water systems are all connected, and are controlled in one way or another by plankton. On your Estuary Chesapeake field trip at SERC, you can get a peek at that plankton- the microscopic sea creatures that run the world. You will sample the plankton community of the Rhode River and examine the what you caught under a microscope. Call to book your trip today, if you haven’t already (443. 482.2216).