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Students gather around a video projector and ask questions as a Shedd expert broadcasts a live Virtual Field Trip session.
Lise Watson, one of Shedd's shark experts, places a target in the water to attract the attention of one of Shedd's zebra sharks and begin a feeding 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–5

Key concepts: Biodiversity, animal behavior, adaptations, conservation, life cycle.

Skills: Observation, data collection, problem solving, simple fractions, design.

Grades 6–8

Key concepts: Biodiversity, animal behavior, adaptations, conservation, life cycle.

Skills: Observation, data collection, problem solving, multiplication and fractions, design.

Standards

K-5 Standards: NGSS K-LS1-1, 2-LS4-1, 4-LS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, Common Core: ELA-Literacy- SL.K-5.1.

6-8 Standards: NGSS MS-LS2-2, Common Core: ELA-Literacy- RST.6-8.2.

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays

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 each for up to two additional groups in the same program