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Carnival of the Animals and Aquarium and Magic Fish
Engage little learners in this moderately developed three-lesson unit on the composer Camille Saint-Saens and his piece "The Carnival of Animals." Each lesson includes a listening, discussion, and an art project to engage your class in understanding the music and the composer, while working on descriptive vocabulary and creative thinking skills.
Know Your Aquarium
Students name elements that are necessary parts of a healthy human habitat. They create a two column chart. In the second column, students list elements fish need in order to survive in the aquarium. Students understand the aquarium and its equipment. They identify each part and its purpose.
Fourth graders investigate real world habitats of marine animals and compare those with man-made habitats (aquariums). Using a T-chart, 4th graders compare and contrast the features of each. Students visit online aquariums and determine the positive and negative characteristics that may create problems for the marine life.Based upon their research, students write an essay to explain what an aquarium should contain.
Virtual Field Trip to Vancouver Aquarium
In this research lesson, students take a virtual field trip and research marine animals. Students write summaries, narratives, expository and persuasive essays. Web links are included.
Coral Reef Aquarium
Students research life in a Coral Reef and make recommendations for a plan to create a reef with appropriate organisms. In this ecosystem lesson, students write a report to identify the organisms that should be kept in a coral reef to support life.
Ocean Exploration: Dentists of the Sea!
Students watch videos about unusual fish behavior and write to marine scientists about the proper care of fish. For this fish lesson plan, students watch the videos on how to properly transfer fish to saltwater, and they do so in an aquarium.
Sea Star Investigations
Students investigate a variety of sea stars at Monterey Bay Aquarium and do hands-on activities, sing starfish songs and sort sea stars by size, color and shape.
A Lesson in Biodiversity: Making Comparisons Between Defensive Mechanisms Utilized by Marine Organisms
If your upper elementary or middle school marine biology learners are going to visit an aquarium, then here is a field trip activity guide for you. It is written specifically for The Maritime Aquarium, but the idea can be adapted to any aquarium excursion. On an activity sheet, observers describe defense mechanisms, possible predators, the habitat for one of the organisms on display. Plenty of materials are provided for you to use in preparing marine biologists for this activity.
An Investigation in Biodiversity
Although the lesson was written for learners about to visit an aquarium, there is plenty of valuable material here, even without access to the specified exhibit. Advanced biology or environmental science learners are introduced to convergent and divergent evolution concepts and compare the homologous or analogous structures of otters, seals, and sea lions. You could use pictures from the Internet in place of going to the actual exhibit animals.
Raising Trout in the Classroom
Pupils raise trout. In this trout lesson, students prepare a classroom aquarium for trout eggs, maintain the aquarium and care for hatched trout, release trout to a river, and create a trout paperweight as a memento.
"Using Cichlids To Demonstrate the Effects of Human Activity On Ecosystems"
Learners explore the freshwater ecosystem of Africa's Lake Victoria by creating a freshwater aquarium. They investigate factors affecting the aquarium's ecosystem and conduct lab activities.
Shark Surveys Activity
Students find out what people think about sharks by conducting a survey. After a trip to the aquarium or additional research, students conduct a follow-up survey to find out how their opinions have changed.
Fresh Water Science
Learners take a field trip to a local pond and collect samples of water and organisms to take back to the classroom. They design and set up a pond aquarium in the classroom.
The Incredible Denseness of Being
Measure an aquarium! Calculate volumes of solids using the standard formula that multiplies length, width, and height. Small groups complete an included handout, and also discuss rounding of volume calculations based on initial measurements.
Students visit an aquarium, study the plants and animals there, and then create art activities based on their observations. In this aquarium art lesson, students make sketches of plants they observe at the aquarium. Students discuss aquatic plants and their parts, then create an aquatic wildlife scene using real plants in a drying art activity.
Animal Movement Bingo
Students view how sea animals move. In this sea animal lesson, students visit the aquarium and pay attention to the ways that underwater animals move and eat. They record these on a bingo sheet of aquarium galleries.
Adaptation and Diversity on Sheffield Island
Written for an exploration of shoreline ecosystems on Sheffield Island, this gives ecology or marine biology buffs a hands-on experience. Using GPS or visual triangulation techniques, they lay transect lines on a high and a low energy beach. They also set up a beach seine and record the flora and fauna. Though this lesson is written for a specific marine aquarium and Sheffield Island field trip, the material can be adapted to your local habitat.
Learners complete a BINGO style worksheet while visiting an aquarium. In this field trip activity, students complete a BINGO style worksheet looking for animals of different colors while at the aquarium.
Let's Learn about Fish
Students explore fish. In this aquatic life science lesson, students complete a KWL chart about fish, listen to What's it Like to be a Fish?, and observe a classroom aquarium or take a trip to a local aquarium. Students complete an observation sheet with drawings and comments about what they see.
Electric Field Mapping in 3D
Students create a 3D vector field map of an electric field. In this physics lesson, students measure the voltage inside an aquarium with water. They present their findings and map to class..