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Amazing Jellies

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    New England Aquarium

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Amazing Jellies

Learners can select from three online interactives to learn more about sea creatures known as jellies (often mistakenly known as jellyfish). In "Blobs of Goo", learners explore the question "What is a Jelly?" and guess the features of jelly anatomy. In "Life Cycles", learners play a game and earn points to complete the life cycles of moon jellies. Finally, in "JellyTown", learners play a game in order to maintain the ecological balance in the ocean and/or town and observe the effects of pollution and ocean warming on jellies, their predators and prey. There are three game modes for various ages. Although this site supports the learning associated with an aquarium exhibit, a visit is not necessary to participate in these activities.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet access


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Classification
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Populations
      • Human Impact
    • Evolution
      • Mechanisms of Evolution
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and the Environment

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Games
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection:

  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums


  • All Rights Reserved, New England Aquarium, ©2011

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Sovereign Bank


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