What might happen when an invasive animal starts feeding in the Great Lakes ecosystem? Students will closely examine the organisms that make up an aquatic food chain in the Great Lakes. With a deepened background on food chains, they will predict and analyze how an invasive species might affect the energy flow in a lake ecosystem. Students will collect data from a population simulation and can bring it back to the classroom for analysis to determine if their predictions are correct.
$95 per program
Science Tech Treks are innovative field trip experiences where students take on the role of a scientist, using tablets to interact with and collect data on animals and their habitats.
(Aligned to 5th Grade standards.)
Key Concepts: food chains, energy, invasive species
Skills: data collection and analysis, modeling, predicting
- Moving and standing for up to 1 hour
- Sitting on the floor for activities; chairs and tables are available
- Moving around the aquarium, which has varying light, noise and temperature levels
- The learning environment as part of this lesson may include the following sensory triggers: unusual noises-which may be loud, low or moderate; changes in lighting; unusual smells; and, participants may get wet.
- Facilitators will be using portable voice amplification
- Viewing a tablet screen with videos/images and the use of headphones.
We believe there should be no boundaries to your Shedd Aquarium experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at [email protected] or 312-939-2438. We look forward to assisting you.
$95 per program
Up to 30 students