Big Fish, Little Fish is a program aimed at educating the public about how biomagnification occurs and its effects on certain ecosystems. They will learn about how the biomagnification of certain chemicals such as DDT and mercury have created significant environmental issues and discuss environmental concerns related to potential biomagnification of nanoparticles.
Recognize what biomagnification is and how it happens.
Understand the difference between biomagnification and bioaccumulation.
Learn about past examples of chemicals that biomagnified in the ecosystem.
Understand how nanoparticles have the potential to biomagnify and the impacts they may have.
Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.