Dive into an ocean ecosystem! Our presenters provide LIVE marine invertebrates for students to interact with including: horseshoe crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, and more. These small marine friends are introduced along with non-living specimens (shark teeth, fossils corals, shells, sea stars, spongers and more)! Your STEM presenter describes underwater habitats, how sand is made, the process of how a pearl develops inside an oyster.
Student marine biologists learn how important invertebrates are to the underwater food chain as they decompose matter. They close up view life under the sea and understand the role recycling takes in helping to conserve our oceans.
This in-school field trip is designed for no more than 35 students to keep the presentation engaging and hands-on. Your STEAM Presenter will need a table to set up the live animals. It is best if the students sit in chairs in a large semi-circle and the presenter stays in one room as the students rotate between classes/groups. We are flexible if a central room with chairs is unavailable. We’d be happy to discuss different options.
Presentations may be scheduled in the classroom, media center, gym, library or cafeteria.
If there are no indoor rooms available, the presentation area must be in the shade outside with a limit of 4 hours in one day. Temporary tents blow in the wind and a shaded area from trees eventually turns to a sunny spot. Please reserve space under a permanent pavilion type structure. If you need more than 4 hours to accommodate your students, we will schedule another day to complete the in-school field trip. The limit on time outdoors is for the well-being of the students, presenters and animals.
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Now you may copy and paste Science Standards into your lesson plans! For your convenience, we’ve made a list of Florida standards that are introduced or reinforced during each STEAM City Kids program. Our experienced presenters adjust the content of each presentation to according to the grade level standards, interests and special needs of each group.
Click on the greenbutton below to view the complete list of standards K-7 for our Ocean Discovery. You may use the experience as a review before an upcoming assessment or as an introduction to a new unit. Let us know while booking if you want to focus on a specific topic or standard!