Phillipines Lagoon

Go on a virtual expedition to the Philippines, just as Academy scientists do. Join us as we 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: Wednesday, June 6th
This program will be broadcasted two times on this date
Times: 9:10am PT (12:10pm ET) or 10:10am PT (1:10pm ET)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience: 3nd - 8th grade
Interactivity Options: Teacher using a Chat Box

What to exect during this Special Live Event
shark from below

This 45 minute 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 will identify the animals they see swimming in the lagoon. Then they will practice making detailed observations just like a marine biologist.

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

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

Technology required

During these web chats, students will be able to see and hear the Academy science educator, and teachers will be able to 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 2 classes for a single connection.

Couldn't join us on June 6th? 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