Students will use the app to download and analyze raw data of sightings recorded through this citizen science initiative.

Students will use a modified data set from JellyWatch to investigate the geographic distribution of the jellyfish sightings recorded. Students will also use real-time data from JellyWatch to search for recent sightings of jellies in their own region, where applicable. Students will communicate their findings for a formative assessment using an Infographic platform. Multiple extensions allow the flexibility for students to collect their own data and to demonstrate the importance of programs that collect such data.



Miriam Sutton, Robert Flores, Katie Lodes, Elizabeth Eubanks

Additional Resources

Infographic “making” websites
Essentials of Infographics
Jellyfish Content Background
Post-lesson Survey

This Survey Monkey is designed for students, teachers or the general public to submit after they have used the JellyWatch mobile app and/or webpage.

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Next Generation Science Standards

Crosscutting Concepts
  • Scale, proportion, and quantity
  • Systems and System Models

Core Ideas

  • LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
  • ETS2.B: Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts

  • 7.A: The ocean is the largest unexplored place on Earth—less than 20% of it has been mapped, observed, and explored. The next generation of explorers and researchers will find great opportunities for discovery, innovation and investigation.