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LS6A: Manatees

by  Mote Marine Laboratory

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[STUDIO] When a manatee sings, what does it mean? Using planes, drones, and hydrophones, Mote scientists are tuning in to decode the hidden message of these marine mammals. It's part of an urgent mission to save manatees from unusual mortality events caused by severe declines in seagrass, toxic algal blooms, and increasing human disturbances. Through innovative research, Mote is using science to power conservation to help manatees survive and thrive in our changing seas.

Program Rating

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $180.00
By Request Premium: $162.00


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.

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Length

35–55 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod Other Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

100


Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Sciences, STEM


Program Delivery Mode

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



Booking Information

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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

1. Intro and prior knowledge
2. Guided Mammal Mania game
2a. Mammal traits. Manatee anatomy and adaptations.
2b. Classification. Species diversity
3. Research and conservation
4. Open questions and answers

Objectives

Differentiate mammal traits. List all four extant species of sirenian. Explain the conservation status of manatees. Compare three stewardship actions.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Subject Areas
Life Sciences

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
2. Communication and collaboration:
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

Next Generation Science Standards
5th Grade
5-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (5-LS2-1)
LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems (5-LS2-1)
5-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems (5-ESS3-1)

6th - 8th Grades
MS-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
LS1.A Structure and Function (MS-LS1-3; MS-LS1-8)
MS-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems (MS-LS2.1; MS-LS2.2)
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience (MS-LS2-4)
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans (secondary to MS-LS2-5)
MS-LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms (secondary to MS- LS3-2)
MS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
LS4.C: Adaptation (MS-LS4-6)
MS-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems (MS- ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4)
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change (MS-ESS3-5)

Common Core ELA/Literacy
5th Grade
RI.5.7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently. (5-LS2-1)

6th - 8th Grades
WHST.6-8.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources. (MS-LS1-8)
SL.8.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. (MS-LS2-2)
RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics. (MS-LS3-1),(MS-LS3-2)

Common Core Mathematics
5th Grade
MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (5-LS2-1)

6th - 8th Grades
MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (MS-ESS3-2),(MS-ESS3-5)

State Standards

Florida State Standards:
SC.3.L.15.1, SC.3.L.17.1, SC.3.N.1.1, SC.3.N.1.4, SC.3.N.1.7, SC.4.L.16.3, SC.4.L.17.2, SC.4.L.17.4, SC.4.N.1.1,, SC.7.L.15.1, SC.7.L.15.2, S.C.7.L.15.3, SC.8.N.4.1, SC.8.N.4.2