S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

S.C. Sea Grant Publications

A Race to the Bottom Educator Lesson Plan

This educator lesson plan uses simple materials for activities to learn about phytoplankton and their importance in the ocean ecosystem.

Explanation materials include why it is important for phytoplankton to float in the upper-water column, and what types of adaptations do species of phytoplankton have that enable them to float.

Video Demonstration