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Read: If a Dolphin Were a Fish

by  Mote Marine Laboratory

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[STUDIO - K–3]   Join Delfina the dolphin as she imagines that she becomes other animals. Readers will watch Delfina become a fish with gills, a sea turtle laying eggs, a pelican with feathers, an octopus without bones, a shark with a sense of smell and even a vegetarian manatee. The incredible “morphing” illustrations will have children laughing as they learn about the real differences between these animals! Join us on this ocean adventure as we discover what makes a mammal a mammal and how creatures have adapted to live in the sea.

We read this fictional story aloud with your students and then engage in a Creative Minds learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension.

A special thanks to Arbordale Publishing for making this lesson possible.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $90.00
By Request Premium: $81.00


Programming available 9:00 am–5:00 pm ET. Weekend and after hours (5 pm ET) requests are available for an additional fee. There is a convenience fee for calls that require rental of a H.323/SIP Room Connector.

Billing Questions: please contact our Operations & Administration Manager (educate@mote.org, 941-388-4441;348).

Sarasota Teachers: Our EdExploreSRQ listings are eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, as well as the Education Foundation of Sarasota County. Find out how to fund your virtual field trip.


Length

Up to 30 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod Other Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

A minimum of 10 participants is recommended.

Maximum participants:

No maximum, but no more than 40 participants recommended.


Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Reading, Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

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



Booking Information

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Effective 8/15/2023, the following policies apply to ALL Mote Outreach (Classroom, Auditorium, Science Talks, Exploration Stations) and SEA Trek programs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hP-jZjauyF4uEDxjuMom3OajUwayUCzDPjLA58FKCR4/edit?usp=sharing

About This Provider

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Mote Marine Laboratory

Sarasota, FL
United States

Experience the wonders of the ocean from the comfort of your own classroom with Mote Marine Laboratory's Virtual Field Trips! As a world-class, AZA-accredited nonprofit marine research institution, we bring the excitement of authentic research and hands-on learning to you. From chatting with a shark trainer in our stunning aquarium, to exploring the Florida Keys and observing coral reefs like a real scientist, our virtual lessons are designed to engage and inspire your students. Aligned with state and national education standards, our lessons range from 30 to 60 minutes and provide a unique and thrilling way to dive into STEM topics. Join us on a virtual adventure and unlock the mysteries of the ocean!

Contact:
Jason Robertshaw
seatrek@mote.org
(941) 388-2904

Program Details

Format

    In this program, Mote Marine Laboratory will present a media-rich lesson on dolphins.
  1. Am I a Mammal?, an animal guessing game (4 minutes)
  2. The story of If a Dolphin Were a Fish (8 minutes)
  3. Story Thoughts, help answer a few questions about the story and about dolphins in general (7 minutes)
  4. Kinds of dolphins (2 minutes)
  5. How mammals, like dolphins, have adapted to live in the ocean (2 minutes)
  6. Questions and Answers (5-8 minutes)

Objectives

Understanding Animal Diversity and Mammalian Characteristics Students will explore the diversity of ocean animals and learn about the unique characteristics that define mammals, with a specific focus on dolphins.

Developing Literacy and Reading Comprehension Skills Through reading and discussing the story, students will enhance their oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, and reading comprehension

Encouraging Critical Thinking and STEM Engagement The program includes a Creative Minds learning segment designed to build critical thinking skills and promote engagement with STEM concepts

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Ocean Literacy Principles

  • OLP #5 – The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems
  • OLP #6 – The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected

ISTE Standards

  • 1.7 Global Collaborator – Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

State Standards

Florida State Standards:
SC.K.N.1.5, SC.K.L.14.2, SC.K.L.14.3, SC.1.N.1, SC.1.N.1.1, SC.1.N.1.2, SC.1.N.1.4, SC.1.L.16.1, SC.1.L.17.1, SC.2.N.1.1, SC.2.N.1.3, SC.2.N.1.6, SC.2.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.2, LAFS.2.RL.1.1, LAFS.K.RL.1.1, LAFS.K.RL.1.3, LAFS.K.RL.3.7, LAFS.K.RL.4.10, LAFS.K.RF.1.1, LAFS.K.RF.3.3, LAFS.K.RI.1.1, LAFS.K.RI.1.2, LAFS.K.RI.1.3, LAFS.K.RI.3.7, LAFS.K.RI.4.10, LAFS.K.SL.1.1, LAFS.K.SL.1.2, LAFS.K.SL.1.3, LAFS.K.SL.2.6, LAFS.K.L.1.1, LAFS.K.L.3.6, LAFS.1.RL.1.1, LAFS.1.RL.1.2, LAFS.1.RL.1.3, LAFS.1.RL.3.7, LAFS.1.RI.1.1, LAFS.1.RI.1.2, LAFS.1.RI.1.3, LAFS.1.RI.3.7, LAFS.1.SL.1.1, LAFS.1.SL.1.2, LAFS.1.SL.1.3, LAFS.1.SL.2.6, LAFS.1.L.1.1 , LAFS.2.RL.1.3, LAFS.2.RL.3.7, LAFS.2.RI.1.1, LAFS.2.SL.1.1, LAFS.2.SL.1.3, LAFS.2.SL.2.6, LAFS.2.L.1.1, LAFS.2.L.2.3