Swimming with the Jellies
At the end of the unit, students will be able to differentiate between the different species of jellyfish in the local Pensacola/Navarre area and be able to teach family, friends and classmates about the jellyfish. Students will conduct research that compares and contrasts the major stages of the jellyfish lifecycle, why they exist and how they impact the environment, and the local population. Students will also learn about jellyfish safety. Students will find data using jellywatch.org and resources presented in lesson plans found on mbari.org. Students will develop research skills and communicate their findings through a culminating research project.
Authors: Christy Long and Laura Brummer; EARTH Satellite 2015 Pensacola