Classroom Lessons

Available for Field Trip Packages 2 & 4

The Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium offers classroom lessons that engage students while supporting curriculum. Our programs align with Next Generation Science Standards and PA & NJ Science Academic Standards. We offer a variety of Classroom Lessons for your students, available for Early Learners (ages 3 and under) and for Grades PreK - 12.

Classroom lessons are 30 minutes in length and are offered Monday - Friday from now through - June 23, 2016 between 10:30 am - 1:45 pm. Note: classes are not available on major holidays.

If you do not see a program that interests you, the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium staff would be happy to design a program especially for your class.

Please call 856-365-1025 or email teachers@aquaticsciences.org for information regarding this special service.

 

EARLY LEARNERS (AGES 3 & UNDER)

Adventure Aquarium Educational Program

SEA STORY

Listen to an original story about a little boy's trip to the beach and meet a live (touchable) animal from the book.  Limit 15 students per session. ICON 

 

GRADES PRE-K - K

Adventure Aquarium Educational ProgramSEA SENSES
Review the five human senses and compare and contrast them with the senses of ocean animals.   ICONICON

 

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ANIMAL WRAPPERS
Examine the diversity of feathers, scales and fur across the animal kingdom with many touchable artifact examples.   ICONICON

 

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FABULOUS FISH

Become a "fish detective" and investigate what makes a fish a fish. ICONICON

 

GRADES 1 - 2

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Dive deeper into the world of penguins, exploring their feathers, food, and families! Please Note: this program does NOT include a live penguin. ICONICONICON

Educator Inlet IconLIFE ON THE REEF

Explore the colorful world of corals, and the relationships between animals that call the reef home.   ICONICONICONICONICON

 
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Survey the diversity of animal homes around the world by meeting live animal ambassadors and learning why their homes suit them perfectly.   ICONICONICON

 
Educator Inlet IconSEASTEM LAB - OCEAN DEEP

This hands-on learning lab takes students on a voyage through the ocean's layers to discover their properties and the animals who live there. Students will create their own ocean depth illustration. ICONICONICON

 

GRADES 3 - 4

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Develop an ocean food web and examine the relationships between predators and prey.   ICONICONICONICONICON

 
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ENDANGERED AT ADVENTURE

Learn about the ways in which animals become endangered and how Adventure Aquarium cares for their most endangered animal ambassadors.   ICONICONICONICON

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SHARKS!

Demystify the biology of shark teeth, shark species and shark behavior. ICONICONICON ICONICON

 

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 SEASTEM - OCEAN POLLUTION

In this hands-on learning lab, students will investigate the causes and effects of ocean pollution. Students will create a simulated oil spill and experience the challenges of pollution cleanup. ICONICONICON

 

 GRADES 5 - 8

Educator Inlet IconINVESTIGATING INVERTEBRATES

Engage with live animals as well as animal artifacts to learn about the adaptations that animals without bones use to survive in the seas.   ICONICONICONICONICONICON

 

Educator Inlet ButtonSHARK ATTACK
Examine the forensics of shark attacks in order to separate the truth from media hype in this data-driven program.   ICONICONICONICONICON

 

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BUILT FOR CHANGE
Meet live animal ambassadors and compare and contrast the adaptations they use to thrive in their habitats.  ICONICONICONICONICON

 

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In this hands-on learning lab students will be introduced to scientific behavior recording and analysis. Students will learn about penguin keeping and develop their own behavior log. Please Note: this lab does NOT include a live penguin. ICONICONICON

 

GRADES 9 - 12

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AQUARIUM CAREERS

Learn about the many STEM careers available at an aquarium and the day-to-day routines and qualifications necessary to work with sharks, penguins and turtles.   ICONICON

For students seriously considering an aquarium career, we offer an in-depth, small group High School Shadow Program. The program is billed separately, and is available only on specific dates. The High School Shadow Program must be scheduled by the individual student. Inquire online at www.aquaticsciences.org.

 Educator Inlet ButtonSHARK CONSERVATION
Consider the many complex threats to shark populations and learn why it is important for humans to preserve this ancient predator.    ICONICONICON

 

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HORSESHOE CRAB ECOLOGY

Discover the superstar of New Jersey beach ecology, the horseshoe crab, and its adaptations, behavior and relationship with humans. ICONICONICONICON

 
Adventure Aquarium Educational ProgramSEASTEM LAB - AQUARIUM WATER QUALITY

In this hands-on learning lab, students will test water using equipment and chemical processes used by biologists at the aquarium to identify water samples collected from aquarium exhibits. ICONICONICON

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

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I AM A SEASTAR!

Engage your senses and discover aquatic animals through imitation, vocalization and movement, with plenty of sensory opportunities including animal artifacts. This program is for students who would prefer a less-structured, more imaginative animal lesson.   ICON

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TERRIFIC TURTLES

Meet several live turtles while learning about turtle and tortoise behavior, food and habitats. This program is for students interested in exploring a topic in depth.   ICON

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