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Staying Alive 

Kindergarten to Grade 3

New focus on place-based learning

In this program, your students will:

  • Identify the basic needs of living things in the ocean
  • Describe how physical or behavioral adaptations meet those needs through live displays and preserved specimens to touch
  • Evaluate human impacts, such as garbage disposal, on organisms’ ability to survive

Explore and discover how animals and plants are adapted to survive in different environments. Learn how size, shape, colour and behaviour help them stay alive, and what we can do to maintain healthy habitats in our communities.

Students are introduced to organisms basic needs, and some of the surprising adaptations they have to meet those needs. Following the introduction, students are divided into small groups and toured through our Tropical, BC Waters, and Marine Mammal galleries by an experienced educator. They are given the chance to touch and see animals and artifacts that all focus on how organisms stay alive.

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Staying Alive

Program Details

Availability

October 10, 2017 - March 16, 2018
Type: Tour Program
Duration: 90 minutes
Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Time: 10 a.m. or 12 p.m.

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Fee Information

$13 per student

One teacher/chaperone is admitted free for every five booked students.
A 25% deposit is required to make a booking.

Class Size

Classes require a minimum of 20 students to register. The maximum capacity of the class is limited to 32 students. 

Activities and Lesson Plans

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Learning Outcomes

These programs support the Prescribed Learning Outcomes of the B.C. Ministry of Education's new Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) and the Aquarium's conservation mission.

Kindergarten

  • Plants and animals have observable features (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Make exploratory observations using their senses (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Experience and interpret the local environment (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Basic needs of plants and animals (Science: Content)
  • Adaptations of local plans and animals (Science: Content)

 Grade 1

  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Communicate observations and ideas using oral or written language, drawing or role play (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Consider some environmental consequences of their actions (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Names of local plants and animals (Science: Content)
  • Structural features of living things in the local environment (Science: Content)
  • Behavioural adaptations of animals in the local environment (Science: Content)

Grade 2

  • All living things have life cycles adapted to their environment (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Experience and interpret the local environment (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Communicate observations and ideas using oral or written language, drawing or role play (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Metamorphic and non-metamorphic life cycles of different organisms (Science: Content)

Grade 3

  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems (Science: Big Ideas)
  • Communicate observations and ideas using oral or written language, drawing or role play (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Experience and interpret the local environment (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Identify some simple environmental implications of their and others’ actions (Science: Curricular Competencies)
  • Biodiversity in the local environment (Science: Content)
 
 
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