GeoSafari Plankton Net | Aquatic Science Kits For Boys & Girls
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Take a peek…at plankton!

Take a peek…at plankton!


Item #5265  | Ages 8+
$19.99
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The Big Idea

Millions of plankton live in ponds, lakes, and oceans. Take a closer look with the GeoSafari® Plankton Net! Toss the net into any natural body of water and sweep back and forth to collect plankton. Lift the net, which has 333μ (micron) netting, to examine them in the transparent bottle underneath, or remove the bottle and attach the lid to share your finds with friends!

Shhh...They're Learning!
  • Introduction to marine biology
  • Encourages hands-on exploration and discovery
  • Interactive waterfront activity
Cut to the Chase
  • A mesh plankton net with removable, transparent, magnified bottle with attached cap and laminated (waterproof) guide with plankton-identification chart
  • Easy for children to use
  • Can be used in ANY natural body of water—fresh or salt
  • Can be handheld or used with rope for docks and boats
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Take a peek&at plankton!
 
5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

Fun and educational!

By Anita

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Educator, Parent

Pros

  • Easy To Assemble
  • Easy To Use
  • High Quality
  • Lasting Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outside
    • Travel

    Comments about Take a peek&at plankton!:

    My 6 year old boy and I took this net to the beach and caught a lot of sand ;-) during this first try, but also lots of zooplankton. How much fun! It is easy to use, and includes a guide to identify the most common fresh- and saltwater zooplankton species. Since we didn't do it correctly (we didn't pull the net through the water for 2 minutes) as was suggested on the description, we might have caught not enough plankton to be able to determine the species, but at least we were able to see little creatures moving. Sooo cool! I expect to see even more next time when we do it more patiently. I already bought more of these nets as gifts for other little friends. The one thing I noticed that there seems to be a tiny leak in the flask, however, the leak was only minor and didn't bother for the play at the beach. Absolutely love it !

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    5.0

    Plankton net is fun

    By Squidberg

    from Monterey, CA

    About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent

    Pros

    • Easy To Assemble
    • Easy To Use
    • High Quality
    • Lasting Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outside

      Comments about Take a peek&at plankton!:

      My children, 7 and 12, and I went to the pier in Monterey California. We put the net in the water and ran up and down. We pulled up a wide variety of baby crabs and baby fish. We were able to see them with the lens in the collecting jar. My kids had a lot of fun. Since then they have repeatedly asked me to go back out and do it again. My son took it on a field trip with his class and it was a great hit with all his classmates.
      It is a great tool to teach about biology. One could easily design lessons about zooplankton, food webs, life-cycles and use this plankton net to give the students hands-on experience.

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