Educator Resources

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.


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

Shell Shocked

Grade 3-5

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

Coming Soon!


Food Chain Flexagon

Grade 6+

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

Coming Soon!


Intertidal Scavenger Hunt

Grade 2-5

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

Coming Soon!