5th Grade Lesson Plan
Students will compare the heat retention of different materials and test the heat capacity of water versus soil.
4.a. Students know uneven heating of the Earth causes air movements (convection currents).
b. Students know the influence that the ocean has on weather and the role that the water cycle plays in weather patterns.
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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