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6th-8th Grade

In these hands-on labs, students investigate unique habitats, such as the deep sea, and scientific concepts, such as properties of water. Please see the list of programs below for more specific information.

Animal Exploration
Get your hands wet in this 30-minute, educator-led animal touch experience. After a brief introduction, students will explore the unique characteristics of our classroom tidepool animals and even have a chance to touch them.
SCIENCE STANDARDS: K 1a, 2a, c; 4a, d, e. 1st grade: 2a, 2b, 4e. 2nd grade: 2d, 4c, 4g. 3rd grade: 3a, 3b, 3c. 4th grade: 3a. 5th grade: 2a, 3a. 6th grade: 5a, 5b. 7th grade: 3d. Biology: 6a, 6e.
COMMON CORE: Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1, 2: 1.a; Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1: 2 a; Language Standards Kindergarten: 1.d; Language Standards Grade 1: 1.f; Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1, 2: 1.b; Speaking and Listening Standards Grades K, 1: 2 a.
Discover Earth | Grades 3-12
Take a new look at the water, weather, continents, currents, tsunamis, and hurricanes that make our Earth a dynamic system. With an Aquarium educator as a guide, your students will explore beautiful visualizations on the Aquarium’s six-foot spherical display called Science on a Sphere. Discover the wonders of our instrumented earth and the information we can use to learn more about our planet.
SCIENCE STANDARDS: 3rd grade: 4e. 4th grade: 5a, 6a. 5th grade: 3a, 4a, 4b, 4c. 6th grade: 1a, 3a, HS Earth science: 4a, 4b, 4c, 5e, 6a, 6c, 6d.
COMMON CORE: Language Standards Grades 9- 12: 6.
Mysteries of the Deep
Prepare yourself for one of the most spectacular light shows on earth. Don’t look up into the night sky; look down to the depths of the dark, deep sea. Despite the crushing pressure, freezing temperatures, and endless darkness, the deep sea is full of life, enough to rival the diversity of a rain forest! Ranging from the ferocious teeth of the viper eel to the eerie glow of the bioluminescent flashlight fish, this class will fascinate you as wee unlock the mysteries of the deep.
SCIENCE STANDARDS: 6th: 1b; 2d; 3a; 5a, b, e; 7a, e. 7th: 4f; 6e, f. 8th: 5a, c.
COMMON CORE: Language Standards Grades 7, 8: 4.c; Language Standards Grades 6-8: 6; Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects Grades 6-8: 3.
Fishial Pursuit | Grades 5-12
Sharks may lose 30,000 teeth in a lifetime! A blue whale can have a tongue as big as an elephant! Dispelling myths and learning cool and interesting facts is the name of the game. Join us for an interactive educational theater program where the audience members are the game show contestants and the questions are all washed up.
SCIENCE STANDARDS: 6th: 5a, b. 7th: 3a.
COMMON CORE: Language Standards Grades 5- 12: 6.
A Look Inside | Grades 5-12
How does a squid breathe? How many hearts do they have? The answers to these and more questions can be found with a closer look inside. Make your first incision into the amazing world of cephalopod taxonomy and anatomy. Your students will discover the ins and outs of the common market squid in this hands-on dissection.
SCIENCE STANDARDS: Biology/Life Sciences: 6c, e, g; 8b, d; 9a, g.
COMMON CORE: Language Standards Grades 5- 12: 6; Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects Grades 6-12: 3.
It All Flows to Me | Grades 3-12
It All Flows to MeUtilizing the Aquarium’s new interactive Watershed Classroom and Exhibit, students will be led on a journey through their watershed from the mountains to the coastal ocean.
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