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Marine Mammal Mystery

from Aquarium of the Pacific

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Join training officer Sergeant Sargo for the adventure of a lifetime. After learning about marine mammals, students are enlisted by the Sergeant to track a mysterious group of marine mammals along their migration route. Help Sergeant Sargo discover what kinds of mammals are missing and why they are heading down the coast.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $150.00


45-50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

There is no charge to cancel or reschedule your videoconference more than 48 hours prior to your confirmed date and time. If you cancel your program within 48 hours of the confirmed date of the videoconference session, you will be charged for the full price of the program. Inclement weather, technological problems on our end, and any other uncontrollable factors will be taken into account.

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Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach, CA
United States

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit organization located in Long Beach, CA. Our mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems by involving the community and the region in engaging, entertaining, educational and empowering exhibits and programs on the Pacific Ocean and the lives of its people.

Alicia Archer

Program Details


Several officers from the Ocean Ranger Institute will be our guides as we explore the fascinating world of marine mammals. The class will include the following:
1. In depth exploration of each of the 5 mammal characteristics
2. Discussion about blubber
3. Identifying differences between toothed and baleen whales
4. Using process of elimination to find the "missing" marine mammal
5. Question and answer session


Students will:
- explore the 5 mammal characteristics
- engage in a problem solving activity as a class
- Compare baleen and toothed whales
- compare mammals with blubber to those without
- explore marine mammal adaptations

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Science (Grades 1-2)
Science as inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understanding about scientific inquiry

Physical Science
Properties of objects and materials
Position and motion of objects

Life Science
The characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms and their environments

Science and Technology
Abilities of technical design
Understanding about science and technology

Science in personal and Social Perspectives
Characteristics and changes in populations
Changes in environments
Science and technology in local challenges

State Standards

California state standards

Grade 1:
2.a. Students know different plants and animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in different kinds of places.

2.b. Students know both plants and animals need water, animals need food, and plants need light.

2.c. Students know animals eat plants or other animals for food and may also use plants or even other animals for shelter and nesting.

4.d. Describe the relative position of objects by using two references (e.g., above and next to, below and left of).

Grade 2:
2.c. Students know many characteristics of an organism are inherited from the parents. Some characteristics are caused or influenced by the environment.

2.d. Students know there is variation among individuals of one kind within a population.

4.g. Follow oral instructions for a scientific investigation.