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Teaching Resources, Workshops & Standards

In addition to our amazing aquarium experience, we work closely with teachers to develop educational programs to enhance your students' visit. For self-guided visits (admission only), we provide FREE downloadable materials that can be used before, during or after your trip. 

Or, upgrade your field trip with an educational workshop (grades K-5), designed to Texas Education Standards (TEKS). With so much to see and experience you will take learning beyond the classroom and into a new underwater world.

Don't forget that your field trip tickets also include our educational talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day! 

Group rates available for groups of 10+. E-mail SAGroups@MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information!

Please Note: The workshops listed below are for example purposes only and may not be available at the time of your school visit.

 

Meet the Creatures

Objective: Through engaging storytelling and visual props, these young children will enjoy learning about our key creatures and favorite facts.

TEKS: Kindergarten-  112.11(b)(2)(A), 112.11(b)(10)(B)

Senses of the Sea

Objective:

At this age, children are learning about the world through their 5 senses. This workshop explores which sea creatures are best at each of the senses and how these senses aid them in their environment.

TEKS:

  • 1st grade- 112.12 (b)(B)(2)(A)
  • 2nd grade-  112.13 (b)(10)(A)
  • 3rd grade- 112.14 (b)(10)(A), (b)(10)(B)
  • 4th grade- 112.15 (b)(10)(A),(9)(A)

Vocabulary words:

Polarized light, Echolocation, Nares, Nematocysts, Electroreception

Amazing Cephalopods

Objective: Through whole group and small groups, the learner will identify different cephalopods and identify adaptions that help cephalopods to eat, hunt, and protect themselves.

TEKS:

  • 5th grade- 112.16(b)(10)

Vocabulary words:

Cephalopod, Enrichment, Camouflage, Predators, Chromatophores, Iridophores, Carnivore

 

Shark School

Objective: Through whole group instruction and small groups, the learner will identify simple shark anatomy, what kind of teeth they have and why, identify adaptions that help them to survive, and identify ways to help shark conservation.

TEKS:

  • 3rd - 112.14(b)(10)(A), (b)(10)(B), (b)(9)(A)(B)
  • 4th -112.15(b)(9)(A), (b)(10)(A)
  • 5th – 112.16,(9)(A)(C), (b)(10)(A)
  • 6th – 112.18 (b)(12)(D)(F)

Vocabulary words:

Elasmobranch, Prey, Spiracles, Oviparous, Viviparous, Ovoviviparous, Crustaceans, Conservation, Overfishing, Bycatch                     

Marine Careers

Objective: Students will become aware of marine careers and all of the required duties to thrive within the field. They also will get to see photos of what it’s like to be an Aquarist here at SEA LIFE.

For Self-Guided Visits

Download these FREE Teacher Notes and Student Exploration Sheets include great educational activities to supplement your visit to SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio. Print one for each of your students to complete as they walk through the aquarium!

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Amazing Oceans: PreK-K

Workshop Resources

These PowerPoint slides aim to inform, encourage discussion and develop your students’ natural interest in the underwater world.

All of our educational materials are based on activities and projects that your class can do before, during and after your visit.

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Teacher Resource Pack Grade K-2

Workshop Resources

These PowerPoint slides aim to inform, encourage discussion and develop your students’ natural interest in the underwater world.

All of our educational materials are based on activities and projects that your class can do before, during and after your visit.

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Teacher Resource Pack Grades 3- 6

Book Your Field Trip

Group visits will be available starting Summer 2019! E-mail SAGroups@MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.

Coming Soon!

SEA LIFE San Antonio will be opening in early Fall 2019. Check back regularly for more details!