1. Students choose one of the featured animals who migrate through the Atlantic or the Chesapeake Bay to follow throughout the program.
2. Students learn about different navigational tools that both humans and animals use.
3. Students create a mental map and learn about compasses.
4. Students play quick migration game.
- Learn the basics of animal migration and navigation.
- Learn why preserving habitats in and around the Chesapeake Bay watershed is important to animal migration.
- Find a connection between humans and other animals through the common methods of navigation.
- Understand how humans influence migration and navigation in animals (clean, safe habitats vs. polluted, unsafe).
Next Generation Science Standards:
Elementary: 4-PS3-2, 4-ESS2-2, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3
Middle: MS-PS2-3, MS-LS2-1, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-6, MS-ESS3-3,
Principles of Ocean Literacy:
1) The Earth has one big ocean with many features 2) The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth 5) The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems 6) The oceans and humans are inextricably interconnected
Virginia Science (2018):
Elementary: 4.1, 4.2 (b,c), 4.3, 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.8 (a)
Middle: 6.1, 6.6 (b,e,f), 6.7 (a,b), 6.8, 6.9 (a,c,e), LS.1, LS.4, LS.5, LS.6 (b,c,d), LS.8, LS.9, PS.1, PS.6 (c), PS.8, PS.9 (b,d,e,f)
High: ES.1 (a,c,d,f), ES.8 (d), ES.10 (a,b,e); ES.11 (d)
Virginia History (2015):
WG.1 (a,b,c,e,f), WG.2 (a,c), WG.3, WG.4, WG.5