Education Resources

New to the plankton? Learn the lingo before drifting through the website, by visiting the Plankton Info page and the Under the Scope Glossary.


Under the Scope Modules

Module 1 - Ctenophore Structures and their Functions

Module 2 - Zooplankton Biodiversity (Virtual Plankton Tow)

Module 3 - Zooplankton Migration Patterns: Behavioral Adaptations

Have an idea or request for a new zooplankton module? Please contact us!


Modules from teacher workshop particpants

Life Cycles: Zooplankton by Olga Tigue, Milton Elementary School

An Introduction to Plankton by Kristen Mintzer, Woodbridge High School


How to collect, identify, and raise zooplankton

Interested in collecting and analyzing your own plankton sample? There are plankton nets and magnifying systems for all budgets and interest levels. Have a look at our How To page for more information!


Teacher opportunities

If you are a Delaware teacher interested in participating in the summer 2017 Under the Scope workshop, please contact us!


Plankton reads

Want to learn even more about plankton? Check out these resources:

Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts by William S. Johnson and Dennis M. Allen, with Illustrations by Marni Fylling

Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World by Christian Sardet

Sea Soup: Zooplankton by Mary Cerullo

Sea Soup Teacher's Guide: Discovering the Watery World of Phytoplankton and Zooplankton by Betsy Stevens


Other cool plankton classroom resources

Bridge logo For more great zooplankton activities and information, please visit the Bridge website's zooplankton resources.

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) GK12's "Meroplankton Match-up"

SAHFOS' "Meroplankton Snap: What will I grow into?"

Have access to a 3D printer? Now you can print models of five different phytoplankton species, and two different zooplankton species (coming soon)!


Microplastics resources

Florida Sea Grant microplastics resources

NOAA Marine Debris Program microplastics resources