The animals at Shedd Aquarium have diverse physical adaptations for defense. Students will survey animals in the Caribbean Reef to identify and observe defensive structures and behaviors used for survival. Working in pairs, students will predict and analyze what could happen when an animal’s defenses don’t function properly. Finally, they will learn the story of a rescued animal to communicate why an aquarium is a good home for an animal with impaired defenses.
$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 1st Grade standards.)
Key Concepts: animal defenses, structure and function of adaptive body parts, animal care
Skills: observations, cause and effect, communicating scientific ideas
- 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
- Students may experience an animal encounter with a turtle, tortoise, or hermit crab.
- 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