Phillipines Lagoon

Go on a virtual expedition to the Philippines, just as Academy scientists do. Learn to make observations and ask questions like a scientist while watching a live stream of our sharks and rays lagoon.

Classrooms everywhere are invited to join this FREE webchat!

Dates: Thursday, December 7, 2017
This program will be broadcasted twice.
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
Interactivity Options: Teacher using a Chat Box

What to expect during this Special Live Event
shark from below

The Dive into a Lagoon with Rays and Their Friends That Live There program will begin with students traveling on a virtual expedition into a habitat to explore the secret lives of sharks and rays—the Philippine Mangrove Lagoon.

The Mangrove Lagoon exhibit at the Academy replicates the lagoons in the Philippines. Using our live underwater video cameras, students identify the animals they see swimming in the lagoon. Then they practice making detailed observations just like a marine biologist.

Once students have observations they will learn how to turn them into scientific questions. Students will then pick one of their questions that allows them to design and carry out a 5-minute investigation using the underwater video cameras. During this investigation students observe, collect evidence, analyze and explain their results.

Finally we will discuss why the lagoons are an important habitat, not just for the sharks and rays that call it home!

Techology required

Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

To participate you must have the following technology available:

  • Desktop, laptop computer, or tablet.
  • Strong internet connection; a wired connection is preferable.
  • An updated version of the free application Zoom installed on your computer or tablet.
  • If you have a large class we also recommend having a projector and speakers.

Groups are limited to no more than 75 students and no more than 3 classes for a single connection.

Can't join us on Dec. 7th? Check out other Special Live Events or schedule a Virtual Program.

Grades: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free
Time Slots: 9:10 am, 10:10 am