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ERIC Number: EJ827700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Simulated Sampling of Estuary Plankton
Fortner, Rosanne W.; Jenkins, Deborah Bainer
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v46 n1 p26-32 Spr 2009
To find out about the microscopic life in the valuable estuary environment, it is usually necessary to be near the water. This dry lab offers an alternative, using authentic data and a simulation of plankton sampling. From the types of organisms found in the sample, middle school students can infer relationships in the biological and physical environment of an estuary. A "Science Activities" classic, the activity was originally published as "The Estuary" in the February/March 1983 issue. (Contains 6 figures, 4 notes and 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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