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Lesson Plan 4

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"ZONATION AND DISTRIBUTION PART II"

QUESTIONS
What is the underlying cause for the uneven distribution of life in the ocean?
Why are organisms concentrated closer to shore?

UNDERLYING CONCEPT
Life is concentrated in coastal areas because phytoplankton, which are at the bottom of the food chain, are concentrated here. This is due to the high amounts of nutrients available in coastal waters.

SKILLS

  • Research
  • Interpretation

METHODS
Use the internet to view and compare maps of phytoplankton found in different geographic areas.

OBJECTIVES

  • Students will be able to describe the distribution of phytoplankton in the ocean.

TIME NEEDED

  • 1 class period

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Internet access