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Aquarium Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Teach your class about aquariums with ABCmouse! Use these printables as an introduction to lessons about unique underwater wildlife. Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access these and thousands of other resources for...
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Simple Machines

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
A collection of five lessons and activities introduce young engineers to simple and compound machines. Groups use the engineering design process to design a Rube Goldberg machine to move a circus elephant into a rail car, a pulley system...
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Fish Tank Territories

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students observe swimming and resting patterns of aquarium fish to determine how different parts of the habitat are used. Different pairs of students should compare their results after several days to look for daily patterns.
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Number Search in Monterey Bay Aquarium

For Teachers K - 2nd
Youngsters search for an animal with body parts for each number from one to ten during a field trip to an aquarium. They count rays, fins, feet, gills, eyes, spots or anything. When they get back to the classroom, they compile their...
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Aquarium Habitats

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Applying Surface Area and Volume to Aquariums

For Teachers 6th Standards
Exactly how much water does that aquarium hold? Class members determine the space required to hold one gallon of water. They first figure out the measurements of an aquarium and then calculate the number of gallons it will hold. 
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Why No Aquarium Has a Great White Shark

For Students 7th - 12th
Are great white sharks too big for captivity? Why don't great whites survive in aquarium tanks? View this short video that explains why great white sharks have a history of dying in aquarium captivity.
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How The Georgia Aquarium Works

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The Georgia Aquarium is the largest of its type in the world. How do they filter the water, maintain temperatures, and feed the marine life? An astonishing 261, 000 gallons of water is filtered per minute. Part of the staff is dedicated...
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An Interactive Journey to an Aquarium

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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Making an Ecosystem: Aquarium Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore aquariums and terrariums. In this ecosystem lesson plan, students begin to understand the interdependent relationship between animals and different environments. Students create their own ecosystem using live animals.
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Keiko, Killer Whale

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers will create a children's book on Keiko, the killer whale, that was rehabilitated and returned to the wild after living in an aquarium. In small groups, they conduct internet research to find out the history and current...
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Aquarium Acrobats

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students create a realistic underwater diorama as a follow-up activity to a field trip to an aquarium. They research and discuss sea creatures and plants that contribute to aquarium life, then create a diorama using research information...
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Know Your Aquarium

For Teachers 1st - 12th
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...
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Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle within the Aquarium

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students discuss ammonia, and ways it may get into the aquarium. They complete a worksheet about the Nitrogen Cycle. Students learn how to get the ammonia and nitrite out of their aquarium.
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Algae in the Aquarium

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders determine the cause of an algal bloom in a classroom aquarium. Students analyze the situation and present a solution to the problem in the given time frame after researching and conducting experiments. Solutions are...
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Bottle Biology Aquarium

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students examine the abiotic factors needed by their aquarium creatures to survive. In this life science lesson, students create an aquarium using a soda bottle. They write a detailed description of what they did in this experiment.
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An Interactive Journey to an Aquarium

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate a variety of aquatic animals and utilize a graphic organizer to organize their research. The experience is summarized through the creation of a movie.
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Aquarium Equations

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Take a look at linear functions in a new environment. A three-stage algebra project first asks learners to model the salt concentration of an aquarium using linear functions. Then, using iterations, pupils create a set of input-output...
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My School Trip to the Aquarium

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Second graders correct verb usage in context, fill in the blanks to complete sentences, and use the writing prompt to write about a school trip to an aquarium or a zoo. They write 20 answers.
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Project: Fish Tank

For Students 6th - 12th
Create your own exotic aquarium, well, virtual aquarium. Fill it full of various fish and sea life, add animation, color, and interactivity using JavaScript. This task utilizes your classes' knowledge of functions, parameters, and local...
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Aquarium Equilibrium Demonstration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sometimes equilibrium is a difficult concept for a beginning chemist to grasp. Here is a demonstration that helps them to visualize what is happening at a molecular level. Using two aquariums and different sizes of beakers to transfer...
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Carnival of the Animals and Aquarium and Magic Fish

For Teachers 1st
Engage little learners in this moderately developed three-instructional activity unit on the composer Camille Saint-Saens and his piece "The Carnival of Animals." Each instructional activity includes a listening, discussion, and an art...
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Use Cavalieri’s Principle to Compare Aquarium Volumes

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Learners are designing a stunning new water feature for an aquarium, but they soon discover that more than just a pretty home for their fishy friends is required.  From calculating the volume of a composite shape through the abstract...
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Cari's Aquarium

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
The volume of a fish tank is a rather important measure when it comes to building an aquarium for different species of fish. For this problem, your kids look at how many different ways they can make a fish tank of a specific volume, then...

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