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A Shedd facilitator sets up a laptop outside of Shedd's animal hospital so that students attending a virtual field trip can look and listen in.
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 3-5

Key concepts: adaptations, life cycles, animal rehabilitation, veterinary science and health technology, STEM careers

Skills: data collection, observation, recognizing patterns, data analysis

Standards

  • NGSS: 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2
  • 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, physiology, anatomy, life cycles, animal rehabilitation, veterinary science and health technology, STEM careers

Skills: data collection, observation, recognizing patterns, interpreting data, using data to construct arguments

Standards

  • NGSS: MS-LS1-5, MS-LS2-4
  • Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.9, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4

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

Select Tuesdays-Fridays. See program calendar for dates.

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