This past week I had planned on studying plankton with my kids- a little about what they are, some ocean food chain stuff, and bioluminescence.
Initialing the backs so they don’t lose their plankton. Afterward we sorted them into two groups and talked about what they are and where to find them and about how plankton are the base of the ocean food chain.
We glued them onto a notebook page once they were sorted correctly. A wonderful activity to build a group based on certain criteria. Very valuable skill and fun too!
If you know anything about the book, Nim’s Island then you know that Jack, Nim’s dad set out on an exploring expedition to find a particular plankton. It’s what happens to the both of them on that trip which makes the story of the book. So…we had to find out about plankton. Yes? Of course.