Online Virtual Conference,  Online Virtual Performance

Provider: Mote Marine Laboratory

Contact: Jason Robertshaw, Program Manager for Virtual Learning
Email
941-388-2904

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: Free on a limited basis through Skype in the Classroom. On-demand for $64 (you save 20% off regular price of $80) through EdExploreSRQ.

Max. Capacity: 30

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation? Other (see description)

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes

Material:



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Take a Virtual Field Trip with Mote Marine Laboratory. Bring Mote’s research, animals, and exhibits to your learners using affordable, easy-to-use distance learning technology like Skype. Our virtual field trips are an exciting way to engage your learners with STEM topics. Dive into our aquarium and chat with a shark trainer. Or explore the Florida Keys and make observations like a real coral reef scientist.

Sea Me Read: If A Dolphin Were A Fish

Join Delfina the dolphin as she imagines that she becomes other animals. Readers will watch Delfina become a fish with gills, a sea turtle laying eggs, a pelican with feathers, an octopus without bones, a shark with a sense of smell and even a vegetarian manatee. The incredible “morphing” illustrations will have children laughing as they learn about the real differences between these animals! Join us on this ocean adventure as we discover what makes a mammal a mammal and how creatures have adapted to live in the sea.

A special thanks to Arbordale Publishing for making this lesson possible.

📆 Request this lesson today

☎️ SCHEDULING HELPLINE: seatrek@mote.org or (941) 388-2904

  • Recommended for Ages (Grades):
    • 06-07 (1st)
    • 07-08 (2nd
    • 08-09 (3rd)
  • May be Adapted for Ages (Grades):
    • 04-05 (PreK), 05-06 (Kindergarten), and 09-10 (4th)

Objectives: Students will learn about marine animal adaptations and animal classification (mammal, reptile, bird, etc). Students will also use literacy and reading comprehension skills.

Outline:

  1. Am I a Mammal?, an animal guessing game (4 minutes)
  2. The story of If a Dolphin Were a Fish (8 minutes)
  3. Story Thoughts, help answer a few questions about the story and about dolphins in general (7 minutes)
  4. Kinds of dolphins (2 minutes)
  5. How mammals, like dolphins, have adapted to live in the ocean (2 minutes)
  6. Questions and Answers (5-8 minutes)

This lesson is available for free on a limited basis through Microsoft’s Skype in the Classroom portal. Full or partial discounts for on-demand requests may be available for Title 1 Schools or schools with a student population >40% free and reduced lunches. Please contact us for more information.

Recommended Technology for Virtual Lessons and Livestreams: This lesson is available for free on a limited basis through Microsoft’s Skype in the Classroom portal. On-demand requests for this lesson are also available via Zoom. However, we will try any technology necessary to connect with your classroom. We want to make this the best experience possible for your learners.
  • Free Tech Check – test your connectivity, audio and video. We can also give you a brief preview of our award-winning lessons.
Standards/Benchmarks:

SC.K.N.1.5, SC.K.L.14.2, SC.K.L.14.3, SC.1.N.1, SC.1.N.1.1, SC.1.N.1.2, SC.1.N.1.4, SC.1.L.16.1, SC.1.L.17.1, SC.2.N.1.1, SC.2.N.1.3, SC.2.N.1.6, SC.2.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.2, LAFS.2.RL.1.1, LAFS.K.RL.1.1, LAFS.K.RL.1.3, LAFS.K.RL.3.7, LAFS.K.RL.4.10, LAFS.K.RF.1.1, LAFS.K.RF.3.3, LAFS.K.RI.1.1, LAFS.K.RI.1.2, LAFS.K.RI.1.3, LAFS.K.RI.3.7, LAFS.K.RI.4.10, LAFS.K.SL.1.1, LAFS.K.SL.1.2, LAFS.K.SL.1.3, LAFS.K.SL.2.6, LAFS.K.L.1.1, LAFS.K.L.3.6, LAFS.1.RL.1.1, LAFS.1.RL.1.2, LAFS.1.RL.1.3, LAFS.1.RL.3.7, LAFS.1.RI.1.1, LAFS.1.RI.1.2, LAFS.1.RI.1.3, LAFS.1.RI.3.7, LAFS.1.SL.1.1, LAFS.1.SL.1.2, LAFS.1.SL.1.3, LAFS.1.SL.2.6, LAFS.1.L.1.1 , LAFS.2.RL.1.3, LAFS.2.RL.3.7, LAFS.2.RI.1.1, LAFS.2.SL.1.1, LAFS.2.SL.1.3, LAFS.2.SL.2.6, LAFS.2.L.1.1, LAFS.2.L.2.3


Expert from If a Dolphin Were a Fish, available via Skype in the Classroom. Courtesy of Arbordale Publishing. Learn more at http://seatrek.tv

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