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In a classroom, a projector plays live video of a Shedd trainer in the penguin habitat, answering students' questions.
Students gather around a video projector and ask questions as a Shedd expert broadcasts a live Virtual Field Trip session.

Live from Behind the Scenes virtual field trips are interactive digital experiences that bring animals and the staff members who care for them to a school classroom to inspire students with real examples with science.

Grades K-2

Key concepts: adaptations, habitats, enrichment, engineering, behavior, biological needs, STEM careers

Skills: observation, data collection, collaboration and communication, problem-solving

Standards

  • NGSS: K-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS4-1
  • Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-2.5
  • Amplify Connections: K – The Needs of Plants and Animals; 1 – Plant and Animal Defenses

Grades 3-5

Key concepts: adaptations, habitats, enrichment, engineering, behavior, biological needs, STEM careers

Skills: observation, data collection, collaboration and communication, problem-solving

Standards

  • NGSS: 3-LS4-2, 4-LS1-1
  • Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-5.1.D, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-5.2
  • Amplify Connections: 3 – Environments and Survival

Grades 6-8

Key concepts: adaptations, habitats, physiology, behavior, engineering, biological needs, enrichment, STEM careers

Skills: data collection, data synthesis and analysis, collaboration and communication, designing solutions

Standards

    • NGSS: MS-LS4-4, MS-LS3-2, MS-ESS2-6
    • Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4, CCSS-ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2
    • Amplify Connections: 6 – Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate; 6 - Traits and Reproduction; 8 - Natural Selection

Accessibility

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; and, quickly moving, live camera footage.

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.

Availability

This program is currently sold out.

grade levels

K–8

Duration

50 minutes

Partners

This project was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. 

Price

$125 for one group
$95 for an additional group in the same program