Grades 6-8 Instructor-Led Programs

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Undersea Investigators

Have you ever asked yourself why animals behave the way they do? Through research, we can better understand our animals and those in nature. As Undersea Investigators, students will discover how research is conducted while gaining insights into the underwater world.

  • Essential Questions
    --What is the relevance, purpose and process of scientific investigation?
    --How does research improve our knowledge and understanding of animals and ecosystems?
    --How are living things connected?
  • Key Concepts
    --Research is the process of scientific investigation that helps scientists learn more about living organisms and their environment.
  • Skills
    --Asking questions, data collection, analysis


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Myth Busters: Shark Edition

Sharks are portrayed as lean, mean hunting machines, but is there more behind those jaws than meets the eye? Separate fact from fiction as we discover a variety of shark species at Georgia Aquarium. From blacktip reef sharks to zebra sharks, learn how scientists classify these awe-inspiring species based on physical characteristics and behaviors. Throughout our journey, we will discuss how sharks and their ecosystems depend on one another, and how humans have affected this relationship over time.

  • Essential Questions
    --How does a system of living and nonliving things operate to meet the needs of the organisms in an ecosystem?
    --How do organisms change over time in response to changes in the environment?
    --How do human activities affect Earth systems?
  • Key Concepts
    --Oceanography, natural hazards, human impact on earth systems, diversity of living organisms, interdependent relationships in ecosystems, classification
  • Skills
    --Ask quality questions, define problems, use hypotheses, cause and effect


 

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