Animals need to communicate, just like people do, and in this activity, students will learn how sound waves work by examining dolphin communication. Students will take on the role of scientists and use evidence of vocalization from Shedd Aquarium's dolphins to develop a model and construct an argument to support or disagree with an assertion about sound. This lesson brings waves, energy and sound alive through the stories of some of Shedd's most interesting animals.
$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 4th Grade standards.)
Key Concepts: sound waves, energy, amplitude, wavelength, pitch
Skills: develop model, construct argument, compare and contrast, make observations
- 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; and, changes in lighting.
- Facilitators will be using portable voice amplification
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