Rose Drive Elementary School 1st graders recently took an educationally fun field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, where students were able to learn, explore, and have hands-on encounters with over 12,000 animals that live at the aquarium.
On their visit, students were able to connect to their classroom lessons on penguins, kelp forests, and coral reefs. Students were also joined by an aquarium educator, receiving a standards-based lesson on animal exploration. They were given a hands-on experience during this exciting animal lesson, where they explored the characteristics of a variety of ocean animals and were able to touch and observe live coral, sea anemones, sea urchins, and abalone.
Throughout their day, students had several hands-on experiences, touching stingrays, sharks, starfish, and jellyfish. They also had an opportunity to become ocean animal designers in an interactive technology-based exhibit, where they were able to send their ocean animal creations to a wall-sized screen for all to see.
Rose Drive’s 1st graders had an amazing, enriching, and fun-filled day of learning at the aquarium! Overall, this field trip provided students with opportunities to learn, and develop a deeper understanding of the world and community around them.
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