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 September 1st 2019 – through June 19th 2020. 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.

 

GRADES PRE-K - Kindergarten

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

 

 

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

 

 

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FABULOUS FISH

Become a "fish detective", and investigate what makes a fish a fish. ICON

 

Grades 1-8

Adventure Aquarium Educational Program

STEM CURRENT EVENTS: We all live in a watershed

From the Catskill Mountains to the Delaware Bay, the Delaware River Watershed shapes our habitat. This hands-on lab invites students to understand their watershed. Modified for each grade level, this program stresses how clean water conservation is essential for both people and animals.

 

GRADES 1 - 2

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

 

 

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LIFE ON THE REEF
Explore the colorful world of corals, and the relationships between animals that call the reef home. Learn more about the animal kingdom with many touchable artifact examples. ICON

 

 

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WHAT'S YOUR HABITAT

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

 

 

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SEASTEM 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.

 

GRADES 3 - 4

Adventure Aquarium Educational ProgramFOOD WEB
Develop an ocean food web, and examine the relationships between predators and prey.   ICON

 

 

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SHARKS!

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

 

 

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SEASTEM LAB - OIL POLLUTION SOLUTION

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.

 

GRADES 5 - 8

Adventure Aquarium Educational ProgramADAPTATIONS: VERTEBRATES VS INVERTEBRATES
Meet live animal ambassadors, and compare and contrast the adaptations that vertebrates and invertebrates use to thrive in their habitats.  ICON

 

 

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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.   ICON

 

 

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SEASTEM LAB - THE OCEAN PLASTIC PROBLEM

In this hands-on learning lab, students will evaluate the role of plastics in their own lives, construct a timeline of plastic decomposition, evaluate the damage plastics do in the ocean environment, and brainstorm solutions for the problem of ocean plastics. ICON

 

GRADES 9 - 12

Adventure Aquarium Educational ProgramAQUARIUM 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.  

 

 

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SEASTEM 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.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

Adventure Aquarium Educational ProgramI 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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