Our Visit To Monterey Bay Aquarium


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In this interactive powerpoint, I am taking my classroom of 3rd graders on a virtual tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California.

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Our Visit To Monterey Bay Aquarium

  1. 1. Interactive Powerpoint Project A project for ED 205, section 16 by Sofia Sirchia Quit
  2. 2. Our Visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California Quit
  3. 3. <ul><li>Let’s visit the aquarium virtually ! </li></ul><ul><li>(this means that we are going to simulate a visit to the aquarium using the computer!) </li></ul>“ Plane tickets for a class of 26 kids costs how much ?” Well, boys and girls, since we can’t go to California… Quit
  4. 4. Which exhibit would you like to explore first? Quit (click on your choice!) Watch videos! About the author! Resources! Other Pages: Monterey Bay Aquarium’s official website!
  5. 5. Giant Octopus <ul><li>The Giant Octopus can grow up to 30 feet long! That’s really tall! How tall are you? How much taller is a Giant Octopus than you? </li></ul><ul><li>The Giant Octopus can change its skin texture and color to blend in with its surroundings and show its mood! </li></ul>Quit
  6. 6. Kelp Forest <ul><li>An entire ecosystem can exist inside a kelp forest ! Kelp is a home and a shelter to fish (even sharks!), crabs, and other creatures! </li></ul><ul><li>In one kelp forest , many different species of kelp can co-exist. </li></ul><ul><li>The kelp plants can grow up to 4 inches in one day! Some plants are as tall as 28 feet! </li></ul><ul><li>Horn Sharks are shy, but they like to live in the kelp forests . </li></ul>Quit
  7. 7. Life on the Bay <ul><li>More than 30 species of marine mammals live in or pass through Monterey Bay! At the aquarium, you can spot some of them from these cliffs! </li></ul><ul><li>You can even plan a trip out on the water all day in order to spot humpback, blue, or grey whales! </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. Outer Bay <ul><li>The Outer Bay tank holds a million gallons of water! How can you measure a million with something familiar? </li></ul><ul><li>The Outer Bay tank is home to giant Bluefin tunas, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, and jellyfish. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bluefin tunas are called “giant” because they can weigh up to 300 lbs! How much do you weigh? How much heavier is a Bluefin tuna than you? </li></ul>Quit
  9. 9. Rocky Shore <ul><li>The Rocky Shore is mostly dry, except for some splashes from ocean waves. Only certain species of animals can survive here. </li></ul><ul><li>Sea stars love scurrying along the cool, rocky bottoms of tide pools. </li></ul><ul><li> Can you guess why this guy is called the monkeyface eel? </li></ul>Quit
  10. 10. Sandy Shore & Aviary <ul><li>The starry flounder is very sneaky! It buries itself in the sand, in order to hide from its prey before it strikes! </li></ul><ul><li>Oystercatchers are birds with very strong, red beaks which are used to pry open shellfish. Mussels and clams are no match for an oystercatcher when they are caught! </li></ul>Quit
  11. 11. Sea Otters <ul><li>The sea otters that live at Monterey aquarium were rescued, and are no longer able to survive in the wild. They sure act like they would in the wild though – very playfully! </li></ul><ul><li>Some mother otters even “adopt” babies that are newly rescued and in need of care. </li></ul><ul><li>No other marine mammal has a fur coat as thick and dense as a sea otter's! </li></ul>Quit
  12. 12. Monterey Bay Habitats <ul><li>The beautiful leopard shark is known to be docile (non-violent) toward humans. </li></ul><ul><li>The giant sea bass is native of the Pacific Ocean. Can you find the pacific ocean on a globe or a map ? </li></ul>Quit <ul><li>This tank is hourglass-shaped and features 5 different habitats and the fascinating creatures that live in them! </li></ul>
  13. 13. World Map Can you find the Pacific Ocean? Go Back
  14. 14. See the aquarium in action! <ul><li>Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s official Video Library ! </li></ul><ul><li>Monterey Bay Aquarium video </li></ul><ul><li>video via user - Burning Rubber - on Flickr . </li></ul>Quit
  15. 15. Resources <ul><li>Photos and facts from: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://bpujos.free.fr </li></ul><ul><li>Video from: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.flickr.com / </li></ul>Quit
  16. 16. About the Author <ul><li>Send me an email! </li></ul>Quit <ul><li>Hi! My name is Sofia Sirchia and I’m a junior at Grand Valley State University, majoring in Psychology, and specializing in Special Education. I am entering the College of Education in 2010, and graduating in 2012 after my two years of student teaching and teacher assisting. </li></ul><ul><li>I am an animal lover and enjoy being outdoors on warm days. I have dreams of traveling and high aspirations for my future. </li></ul><ul><li>I am so enthusiastic about using technology in my classroom. I hope my future students will have as much fun exploring my presentation as I had creating it! </li></ul>