Objective: Students will identify the adaptations whales have that allow them to live in water and create an animal able to survive in the ocean.
Standards: Animals on the planet resemble each other and have a common ancestor (California State Science Standard 3e)
Plants and animals have structures that serve different functions (California State Science Standard 3a)
Aquarium Webcam Resource Kits
Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), these inquiry-based kits encourage students to make observations using the Aquarium’s live streaming animal webcams. The Webcam Resource Kits include lesson plans, short educational videos, worksheets, and web-based activities and resources for K-8th grade student.
Science Stars Lesson Plans
The Aquarium is proud to present Science Stars. These hands-on, standards based, and grade specific lessons have been developed and tested by Aquarium educators to bring life science, earth science, and physical science standards to the classroom with unique lesson plans. They include handouts, teacher answer sheets, and more. New lesson plans will continue to be added to this page, so be sure to come back regularly to check for new write-ups from Aquarium educators and teachers like you!
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