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FBI: Fish Bureau of Investigation

from Aquarium of the Pacific

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Your mission: To investigate the variety of fishes that has infiltrated the Pacific and report back to headquarters. Join the FBI (Fish Bureau of Investigation) as they discover the diversity and range of Pacific Ocean fish. During this program students will explore fish identification methods including identifying fish habitat, size, shape and color. Students will learn about fish commonly found in the kelp forests of Southern California as they investigate who fishnapped agent sculpin!

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About This Program

Cost

Multipoint: $150.00



Length

45-50 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

35


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

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


Booking Information

You are welcome to request a program with a start time of 7 am PST or later. Thank you!

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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.

About This Provider

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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.

Contact:
Alicia Archer
aopvc@lbaop.org
5629515359

Program Details

Format

As FBI agents your students will have the unique opportunity to dive deep into the kelp forests of Southern California and investigate many "suspects"!
The class will include the following:
1. Introduction: The students will be notified that an agent from the Fish Bureau of Investigation has gone missing and it is their duty to find her. One fish at a time, students will eliminate fish that are not the “fishnapper” using the following guidelines.

- Shape: A “guest speaker” will give the students an overview on fish shape and they will cross off all fish that do not fall into the correct category.

- Where it lives: A “guest speaker” will give the students an overview on where the “fishnapper” may be living in the water column. The students will cross off all fish that do not fall into the correct category.

- Size: A “guest speaker” will give the students an overview on sizes of fish and they will cross off all fish that do not fall into the correct category.

- Color: A “guest speaker” will give the students an overview on fish color and they will cross off all fish that do not fall into the correct category. When they are done crossing off the final few fish they will have the answer to the mystery of who fishnapped the FBI agent!

- Wrap up: Towards the end of the program students will be challenged with a second mystery. We will virtually travel to the North Pacific, Tropical Pacific and back to Southern California as we look at the different fish that live in each of these regions. Students will use what they have learned to solve the second mystery.

2. Students will have the opportunity to ask a marine science educator about sharks or other Aquarium residents.

Objectives

Students will:
- use FBI rap sheet and pencil to follow along with and participate in the program
- become “FBI agents” for this interactive program
- explore water column zonation and why fish live in specific habitats
- investigate the 5 basic fish shapes and identify examples of fish in each group
- participate in solving a mystery that occurs during their simulated training session
- Compare fish sizes
- explore general fish adaptations
- use guided clues to figure out who fishnapped agent sculpin
- will have the opportunity to ask a marine science educator about sharks or other Aquarium residents

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Science
Grades 3-5
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
Properties and changes of objects and materials (grade 5)
Motions and forces (grade 5)

Life Science
The characteristics of organisms
Organisms and their environments
Structure and function in living systems (grade 5)
Populations and ecosystems (grade 5)
Diversity and adaptations of organisms (grade 5)

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

State Standards

California
Grade 3:
3.a. Students know plants and animals have structures that serve different functions in growth, survival,and reproduction.

5.b. Students differentiate evidence from opinion and know that scientists do not rely on claims or conclusions unless they are backed by observations that can be confirmed.

5.d. Predict the outcome of a simple investigation and compare the result with the prediction.

Grade 5:
6.a. Classify objects (e.g., rocks, plants, leaves) in accordance with appropriate criteria.