Aquarium Teacher Resources
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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 9 Views 3 Downloads
Where are all the Animals?
Students view animals that camouflage at the Shedd aquarium website. In this camouflage lesson, students recognize that there are different types of camouflage, cryptic coloring, counter-shading, warning coloration and mimicry. Students complete a worksheet on the animals they've seen on the website and field trip.
K - 9th Science 14 Views 83 Downloads
Students recognize what scientific sketching is and what makes a scientific drawing valuable.In this scientific sketching lesson, students understand the importance of drawing in science. Students draw simple and complex objects from home and record their aquarium trip observations in pictures.
3rd - 8th Science 14 Views 34 Downloads
We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents
Students discuss the reasons hydrothermal vents occur and explore some uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents. They conclude by creating aquarium exhibits showcasing some of these animals and their special adaptations.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Have you been wondering what to do with that aquarium full of brine shrimp? This activity has teens sea monkeying around with measurement, observations, and hypothesizing about the mating behaviors of these little critters. If you do not have a brine shrimp population lying around, it takes about four weeks to get them up and swimming, so plan accordingly!
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 32 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
An Interactive Journey to an Aquarium
Young scholars go on a field trip to an aquarium and create an iMovie project and/or an iPhoto photo book about their day. When students get to the aquarium, they go on the scavenger hunt to identify animals and answer one question about each animal.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Sheffield Island Adaptation Activity
You don't have to visit The Maritime Aquarium to use this plan, but you would need to find a location where a variety of bird species live, re-write the activity worksheet to incorporate the local species, and purchase field guides for your local birds.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Iron Fertilization - Pumping Iron
The theory that adding iron to ocean water may increase phytoplankton ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is examined. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is monitoring conditions off the California coast to find out the effects of natural upwelling events that bring iron and other nutrients to the surface.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Swim with the Fishes: Creating Animated Aquariums
Students using a Flash unit create a scene for the fish to swim about in. They create a fish using various software tools of their choice. Students then animate the fish across the screen. They develop a background scene, draw a fish and animate it.
4th - 12th Math 3 Views 6 Downloads
Students explore Shedd Aquarium. In this animal features lesson, students use shapes, numbers, and colors to recognize the features of the animals in the aquarium. After visiting the aquarium, students create mini-books that feature the images and shapes of the animals they encountered.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 3 Views 12 Downloads