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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–2

Key concepts: biodiversity, animal behavior, adaptations, conservation, life cycle, STEM careers

Skills: observation, data collection, problem-solving, simple fractions, design

Standards

  • NGSS: K-LS1-1, 2-LS4-1, K-2-ETS1-2
  • Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-2.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.OA.A.1
  • Amplify Connections: K – The Needs of Plants and Animals; 1 – Plant and Animal Defenses

Grades 3-5

Key concepts: biodiversity, animal behavior, adaptations, conservation, life cycle, STEM careers

Skills: observation, data collection, problem-solving, multiplication and fractions, design

Standards

  • NGSS: 3-LS1-1, 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1, 5-ESS3-1
  • Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-5.1
  • Amplify Connections: 3 – Environments and Survival

Grades 6-8

Key concepts: biodiversity, animal behavior, adaptations, conservation, life cycle, STEM careers

Skills: observation, data collection, problem-solving, multiplication and fractions, design

Standards

  • NGSS: MS-LS2-2
  • Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.9
  • Amplify Connections: Evolutionary History; Chapter 1: Finding Species Similarities, Chapter 2: Investigating Body Structure Differences

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.

Grade levels

Grades K–8

Duration

50 minutes

Partners

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

location

Virtual online

Price

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