These are the pop up plankton that sprang out of the journal. These cool origami look just like the veliger larvae we just saw under the microscope.
Hey, Hi, Hello! Today I am following the journal to Conimicut Point Park in Warwick.The explorers made a pop up plankton here that looked just like some of my friends! I wonder if they're in the area? Let’s go find out!
The explorers left behind this perfect template, so you can make them too!
It's easy as...
1. Save this image
2. Print it out on 8.5"x11" paper
4. Follow the instructions and make your own Pop-up Plankton!
WOW! Some plankton are so small that thousands of them could fit inside of me. "Plankton" means "drifters", meaning that they are carried along by the current aren't strong enough to swim freely. Plankton can be so small you need a microscope to see them or they can be as big as an ocean sunfish!
-print on nice, thick card stalk or glue a printed page to bristol board
-use a ruler to help get a crisp bend in the card stalk
-use a small, thin rubber band
Copepods are the most abundant and important zooplankton in the bay ecosystem. The feed on phytoplankton and almost all of the other creatures feed on them at some point in there life.
Fun fact: Copepods move faster than a race car in just one jump!