Online Resources

Current Resources

  • Antarctic Log
    A science comic created to tell the story of a team of Bigelow Laboratory scientists as they travel to Palmer Station, Antarctica, to study how the relationship between bacteria and phytoplankton impacts global climate. Suitable for: general / grades K-12

Archived Resources

These educational resource pages are no longer maintained by Bigelow Laboratory, but can still be accessed for individual use here.

  • Maine Intertidal Zone Investigation
    An on-line tour of Maine's rocky shore using photography to illustrate examples of zonation, animals, and algae. Aligned with Maine Learning Results. Contains complementary classroom and field activities. Suitable for: grades 6-12
  • Bottom of the Food Web
    Highlights marine phytoplankton and NASA programs that study ocean color. Suitable for: grades 6-12
  • Ocean Planet – Ocean Sciences
    Find out about waves, wind, hurricanes and icebergs, ocean currents, temperatures and salinity, upwelling and productivity. Ocean sciences explained in the context of the Vendee Globe race. Suitable for: general / K-12
  • Hatch to Catch
    Challenges the learner to guide 1,000 larval lobsters through the Gulf of Maine Suitable for: grades 6-9
  • Hatch to Catch II
    Continuing the journey from the original "Hatch to Catch", choose a settling area and foraging patterns to determine lobster survival. Suitable for: grades 6-9
  • Toxic & Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
    Discover the "who, what, where, and how" of toxic and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in an interactive way. Suitable for: grades 6-12+
  • Toxic and HAB Activities
    Helps students and teachers learn about HABs in the classroom. Suitable for: grades 6-12+
  • Ship Mates
    On-line oceanographic research data. Data analysis activities looking at temperature and salinity across depth profiles and geographic distance, seasonal effects and changes in biology. Suitable for: grades 6-12+
  • Types of Bacteria
    Extensive information and guidance on good and bad bacteria