Grades 4 to 5

All grade 4-5 programs promote STEM education through scientific inquiry, building vocabulary, and problem solving. All programs offer the exciting opportunity for students to investigate live marine invertebrates or a live
reptile. This hands-on opportunity offers a valuable and exciting learning experience that encourages students to make observations and ask questions. These programs can also be conducted right in your own classroom as part
of our Traveling Teacher Program.


THIS CLASS CAN TRAVEL TO YOU ( THIS CLASS INCLUDES A LIVE INVERTEBRATE TOUCH & LEARN
THIS CLASS INCLUDES A TOUCH & LEARN WITH A LIVE REPTILE ( THIS CLASS HAS A CONSERVATION FOCUS

AMAZING SHARKS

There are roughly 400 shark species throughout the world, ranging in size from a few inches to 40 feet.
Several are threatened or endangered, mostly due to over hunting and the effects of pollution. In this class, students will learn about fascinating shark adaptations, the challenges they must overcome for survival, and the conservation efforts underway to protect them.

Standards Addressed: CT: 4.2, 5.2; RI: LS1, LS3; NGSS: LS1

AMPHIBIANS IN JEOPARDY

This interactive Jeopardy-style game will introduce your students to the many amazing adaptations that amphibians have to survive. Participants will answer questions and perform challenges to discover more about amphibians and the roles they play in our ecosystems.

Standards Addressed: CT: 4.2, 5.2; RI: LS1, LS3; NGSS: LS1

BELUGA ECHOLOCATION

How do whales find their way and find food in the dark ocean? How do they know that a flounder is hiding just under the sand on the sea floor? By using echolocation belugas have the unique ability to “see” using sound!
In this class, students participate in a variety of engaging hands-on activities to discover how these animals produce sound and how it helps them survive.

Standards Addressed: CT: 5.1, 5.2; RI: LS1, LS2, PS2;

EAT OR BE EATEN

Students may know about sharks, a predator that sits at the top of the ocean food chain. But how many know about plankton, the often microscopic plants and animals that make up the base of the food chain? Both groups are critical for life in the ocean and would not exist if it weren’t for the other.
In this class, students will explore the ocean food web’s links and discover who eats whom, how they do it, and why.

Standards Addressed: CT: 4.2; RI: LS1, LS2, LS3; NGSS:

INVERTEBRATE LAB

Did you know that 97 percent of all animals on earth don’t have a backbone? In this class, students become scientists and classify live marine invertebrates into groups based upon their common characteristics.
Some animals may look completely different, but are classified together because of their unique adaptations. This class promotes observation and critical thinking skills.

Standards Addressed: CT: 4.2; RI: LS1, LS3; NGSS: LS1