Resource Type
Activity
Region
Arctic
Completion Time
Less than a week
Grade
Elementary and Up
Permission
n/a
Author(s)
NASA
Materials
Thin wire, 50 cm in length
Duct Tape
Electrical Tape (optional)
Nylon stocking or a leg cut from panty hose
Heavy thread and needle
Small bottle
String
Scissors
Key ring
Image of completed plankton net
Topic
Life Science
Engineering Design
Materials and Tools
Engineering

Students will build a simple plankton net from a nylon stocking, then (optionally) use it to collect plankton in ponds, lakes, streams, bays, oceans, or even aquariums.

Adapted from Kolb, James A. Project Director. Marine Science Center. Marine Science Project: FOR SEA. Marine Biology and Oceanography, Grades Seven and Eight. Poulsbo, WA. Page 341 -
344.

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