Aquarium Teacher Resources
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What's in a Name?
Students travel to an aquarium to learn the purpose of scientific and common names. In this binomial nomenclature lesson plan, students travel to Shedd Aquarium and observe reef and ocean sharks. They relate the scientific name of the shark to its relationship to other sharks.
9th - 12th Science
Study Life Cycles with Butterflies
All living things grow and change throughout their lives, but few as dramatically as the monarch butterfly. Explore the interesting life cycle of this insect as children collect caterpillars, create habitats, and observe the incredible metamorphosis that follows.
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Cleaning Water
From their sweat to the water vapor in their breath, astronauts recycle every possible drop of water while in space. After watching a short video describing the different ways materials are recycled and reused in space shuttles, young scientists work in small groups designing, building, and testing water filters using common household materials.
3rd - 6th Science
Students investigate the importance of camouflage by participating in a class game. In this scientific vocabulary lesson, students practice using aquatic vocabulary in a game of bingo before they visit an aquarium. Students create an aquarium guide book after their visit.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Get to Know a Fish
Students discover the anatomy of a fish by identifying its body parts. In this oceanography lesson, students view a live fish in their classroom and draw a poster of the fish one body part at a time while identifying it. Students attend a field trip to an aquarium and complete an observation worksheet when they return.
Pre-K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
By setting up an aquarium in the classroom, learners are able to describe some macroscopic and microscopic organisms that are found inside. This well-designed, and educationally rich lesson requires pupils to use microscopes to view slides of the types of life forms they find in the aquarium.
3rd - 5th Science
Non-Point Source Pollution
Investigate the different types of pollution that storm drain runoff carries into oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams with this class demonstration. Using an aquarium and an assortment of everyday items that contaminants like motor oil, fertilizer, trash, and natural debris, students observe how rain water washes all of those materials into larger bodies of water.
4th - 7th Science
Fish Are Fun
Keeping in mind that each inch of fish should have a gallon of water, math-minded ichthyologists determine the appropriate dimensions and volume for an aquarium. Four different fish species are options for this tank, so your can assign groups a different fish to plan for.
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Aquifer in a Cup
Young scientists create their very own aquifers in this science lesson on ground water. After learning about how some people get their drinking water from underground wells, young learners use sand, modeling clay, and aquarium rocks to create models of aquifers in clear plastic cups.
K - 3rd Science