Telemetry: Tracking the Ocean's Animals

by  Science Central

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How do biologists track animals as they travel? Watch a great white shark make a 6,897 mile migration across the ocean and watch the movements of other ocean predators in this unique view of marine animals on Science On a Sphere.

Science On a Sphere® is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere.

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About This Program


By Request: $135.00
By Request Premium: $100.00

Please make all requests 14 days in advance of desired program date.

Additional Programs booked consecutively on that day will be at a lower price of $115.00 USD per program.

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30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

No maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 40 students.

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Science Central

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

Science Central is a non-profit focused on STEM based learning. We provide hands-on programming in an exciting mix of demonstrations and labs beamed directly to your location!

We opened on November 5, 1995 and are located in a renovated Light and Power Plant. We are the only regional science and technology center in Northeast Indiana. We are also the only NASA Educator Resource Center in Indiana.

We are open throughout the whole year and are able to provide programming during the school year as well as during the summer.

Sarah Vise
2604242400 ext 418

Program Details


1. Introduction and explanation of Science On a Sphere.
2. Introduction to satellite tagging.
3. View and discuss Shark Migration.
4. View and discuss Elephant Seal Migrations.
5. View and discuss Sooty Shear-water migration.
6. View and discuss Logger Head Sea Turtle migrations
7. The story of Adelita
9. Review and wrap up the discussion.


Students will learn

-About the tools biologists use to study marine animals.
-Why we want to study where animals move.
-The differences between different types of marine animals.

Standards Alignment

National Standards


State Standards

Indiana Grade Standards

Grade 1
Standard 3 – Core Standard: Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationship to their environment.
1.3.1 Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features, such as body coverings or appendages, and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.
1.3.3 Observe and explain that plants and animals have basic needs for growth and survival: plants need to take in water and need light and animals need to take in water and food and have a way to dispose of waste.
1.3.4 Describe how animals’ habitats, including plants, meet their needs for food, water, shelter, and an environment in which they can live.

Grade 2
Standard 3 – Core Standard: Observe, ask questions about, and describe how organisms change their forms and behavior in the course of their life cycles.
2.3.2 Compare and contrast details of body plan and structure within the life cycles of plants and animals.
Standard 4 – Core Standard: Describe how technologies have been developed to meet human needs.
2.4.2 Identify technologies developed by humans to meet a human need and investigate the limitations of the technology and how it has improved quality of life.

Grade 4
Standard 3 – Core Standard: Observe, describe, and ask questions about structures of organisms and how they affect their growth and survival.
4.3.2 Observe, compare, and record the physical characteristics of living plants or animals from widely different environments, and describe how each is adapted to its environment.
4.3.4 Describe a way that a given plant or animal might adapt to changes arising from human or non-human impact on the environment.