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The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans. Each year, the aquarium connects millions of people to ocean wildlife and ecosystems – through award-winning living exhibits; education programs that provide teachers and students with resources to become science- and ocean-literate; and through rigorous scientific research involving sea otters, great white sharks, bluefin tuna and other key ocean species. Its policy programs aim to transform the way seafood is caught and farmed, and to address critical ocean issues, from plastic pollution to the creation of marine protected areas. Educational resources include classroom curriculum materials, live web cams that can be incorporated into classroom learning, professional development opportunities for educators, and free admission for visiting school groups. www.montereybayaquarium.org/education

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:56pm
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
What makes a shark a shark? What adaptations help them survive in their habitats? Students explore shark anatomy by becoming “experts” on shark...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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Why are so many deep sea organisms red? Students explore one camouflage strategy of deep sea animals through an in-depth examination of light...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Science
  • K-2, 3-5
What is a habitat? Students find out firsthand by exploring a “habitat in a bucket” that includes outdoor habitat items (e.g., leaves, branches,...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Birds use their beaks to perform many tasks, including catching, gathering and eating food. Students discover how bird beaks are similar to everyday...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Students will learn about crabs by using crab cards, constructing a hermit crab model and experimenting with household utensils to see how different...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
What’s the difference between tides and waves? Students find out by creating a model tide pool in a plastic dishpan. As they slowly add water to...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
How does hazardous waste end up on our beaches? How easy is it to clean up? In this simulation, students are challenged to find and remove a baking...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Students construct a beach in a pan and investigate the effects of wind and waves on beach shape. Students investigate and sequence sand grain sizes...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
What is a fish? Where does it live? How does it survive in its habitat? Students use science skills to decipher how the body parts of a fish affect...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Students investigate sand by observing characteristics of sand grains and finding other students with matching sand samples. Where did their sand...