Our waterways face threats from trash to chemical pollution, but students can become engineers to address these problems! Many animals at the aquarium have unique structures that help them accomplish specific tasks such as digging, swimming, snapping, or clawing. Employing the design concept of biomimicry, students will use their observations of structure and function in aquarium animals to design a robot that could be an effective trash collector. Students will also meet an animal face to face and discover its unique adaptations to inform their trash collector.
$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 3rd Grade standards.)
Key Concepts: biomimicry, structure and function
Skills: defining engineering problems, designing solutions, observing the natural world
- 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 or tortoise.
- 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