As Claire mentioned in the last post, this week students learned about marine mammals as part of this week’s theme: “Marine Mammal Maniacs.” At the beginning of the lesson I discuss with the students the definition of and facts about marine mammals. Then, most importantly, I relate it back to local species and we focus on marine mammals found in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts.
A lot of the facts and activities that I used this week came from some of the links collected in the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s website
Some important tips to keep in mind when teaching students about marine mammals:
Here are some great pictures of students from Step 3 and our IIT’s playing our “Eat Like a Whale” game that I adapted from the a lesson created by PBS, which you can find in this link along with the blubber experiment that Claire wrote about in the last post.
It was so much fun to teach about marine mammals this week and I can’t wait for Crustacean Crusaders next week!
Pier 4, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129