Activities

Try these fun activities in your classroom or at home! They are a great way to illustrate complex concepts.

World Oceans Week Activity Booklet

Grade ALL

We prepared 3 activities in this booklet to help celebrate and learn about some of our ocean organisms! We encourage you to display your finished artwork in your windows during World Oceans Week Victoria (June 7 to June 14, 2020).
We included mini lessons with each of the activities so you can learn as you craft! If you want to save paper, we recommend only printing the activity pages.

Species Research Booklet

Grade 3-7

This is a guided research project perfect for discovering the biology and ecology of an interesting species!
The booklet contains questions that will guide the students in discovering their chosen species’ diet, habitat, adaptations, predators, and life-cycle. Each topic also contains a drawing activity to exercise the student’s creativity!

Seaweed Pressing

ALL

Create beautiful seaweed artwork by following this guide! Start a conversation about seaweeds in your local ecosystem – how are they different from land plants? What function do they play in the ecosystem?

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Shell Shocked

Grade 3-5

Acid?! In the ocean?! Recreate this phenomenon in your classroom to illustrate the effects of ocean acidification.

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Food Chain Flexagon

Grade 6+

A fun crafting activity that illustrates how energy flows in an ecosystem.

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Intertidal Scavenger Hunt

Grade 2-5

Take your learning to the beach! Discover the critters that live in the different intertidal zone.

Info Sheets and Visual Aids

Visuals and fact sheets to supplement your lessons. 

Ocean Acidification

These visuals will supplement the ocean acidification experiment.


Seaquaria Animal Guide

This guide has information on the common critters and algae we put into your Seaquarium.


Quick Native Oyster Overview

A FAQ sheet for our native Olympia oysters.


Quick Algae Overview

A FAQ sheet for algae.

Lesson Plans

We have developed a series of teacher resources and lesson plans that connect Seaquaria learning to the classroom.

Diversity and Classification

Grade 5-8

Students will use careful observations to understand the diversity of living organisms, produce an accurate scientific drawing based on the students’ own observations, and will produce a classification key for the animals they have observed.

Creating a Marine Team

Grade K-6

This lesson provides students with a hands-on opportunity to interact with and feel a sense of responsibility for the well-being of animals in students’ local environment. It also connects to their general knowledge and builds deeper awareness of their local environment.

Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Grade 5

The objective is to understand the individual rights and freedoms of Canadians in terms of equality and fairness by considering how to address the corresponding needs of individual inhabitants of the Seaquarium.

Being a Scientific Observer

Grade 3-5

Students will observe and record the locations of animals and plants in the Seaquarium with the goal of determining what facts are, recording factual observations, and introducing the students to the animals in the Seaquarium.

Community Mapping

Grade 4-5

This activity was done at Vic West Elementary School in Victoria, B.C. in 2002. It was a hugely successful project that allowed everyone to see how powerful it can be when students are learning about things that are directly relevant to them.

Plant Adaptations to Life on Shore

Grade K-12

This lesson plan could supplement a field trip down to the beach where students can learn about the various species of plants that inhabit certain parts of the beach environment.

Seaquaria Learning Videos

Our educational videos can be found on our YouTube channel and Instagram page!