Content objective: Students will analyze data collected from typical oceanic plankton tows with samples collected from multiple aquatic science classrooms.
When you plan to implement: This will be implemented during the end of the plankton unit in biological oceanography to show how realworld data correlated to predicted data obtained from prepared lab samples.
What tool(s) you plan to use: Google docs--spreadsheets; also Edmodo.
A brief description of the project (plan - two or three sentences): Students will compare actual planktonic tow samples from biological research vessel tours to see how these samples vary according to location, water temperature, time of day, length of trawl, etc. Students would then draw sample examples, research as to whether they are phyto or zooplankton and then plot the estimated quantities on a map.
Classrooms that would benefit: high school aquatic science