Starting cost per student: $4.25
Additional Info: $128 (you save 20% off regular price of $160 through EdExploreSRQ)
Max. Capacity: 30
Transportation Needed? No
Who Arranges Transportation? Other (see description)
Is Financial Assistance Offered? Yes
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.
How smart are you about sharks? Take our interactive quiz show to uncover the mysteries and discover the truths about these fascinating creatures. In this lesson we introduce the learners to the diversity and adaptations of sharks.
- Recommended for Ages (Grades):
- 11-12 (6th), 12-13 (7th), 13-14 (8th)
- Can be Adapted for Ages (Grades):
- 08-09 (3rd), 09-10 (4th), 10-11 (5th)
- 14-15 (9th), 15-16 (10th), 16-17 (11th), 17-18 (12th)
- Format: Interactive Video Lesson
- Duration: 50 mins
- No maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 participants.
- Mote Research Connection: Sharks and Rays Conservation Research Program
- Supplemental resources featuring Mote research and exhibits: https://www.seatrek.tv/lessons/sharks
- Animals featured in this lesson: game fish, reef fish, sharks, rays
- Keywords: adaptation, anatomy, behavior, biodiversity, buoyancy, cartilage, classification, climate change, conservation, elasmobranch, electroreception, endangered, extinction, gills, habitat, husbandry, migration, postitive reinforcement, predator, reproduction, species, taxonomy, training, vertebrate
Objectives: The students will learn about the behavior of sharks, types of sharks, and the anatomy and physiology of sharks (including the senses). Students will also learn about the popular misconceptions about sharks and why they are often misunderstood.
- Diversity and classification
- Adaptations and senses
- Behaviors including feeding
- Anatomy and physiology (bony fish vs. cartilaginous fish
- Conservation and research
- Questions and answers
Full or partial discounts may available for Title 1 Schools or schools with a student population >40% free and reduced lunches. Please contact us for more information. Our ExploreSRQ listings are eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, as well as the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.
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