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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.

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 Our Visit To Monterey Bay Aquarium Presentation Transcript

  • Interactive Powerpoint Project A project for ED 205, section 16 by Sofia Sirchia Quit
  • Our Visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California Quit
    • Let’s visit the aquarium virtually !
    • (this means that we are going to simulate a visit to the aquarium using the computer!)
    “ Plane tickets for a class of 26 kids costs how much ?” Well, boys and girls, since we can’t go to California… Quit
  • 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!
  • Giant Octopus
    • 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?
    • The Giant Octopus can change its skin texture and color to blend in with its surroundings and show its mood!
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  • Kelp Forest
    • An entire ecosystem can exist inside a kelp forest ! Kelp is a home and a shelter to fish (even sharks!), crabs, and other creatures!
    • In one kelp forest , many different species of kelp can co-exist.
    • The kelp plants can grow up to 4 inches in one day! Some plants are as tall as 28 feet!
    • Horn Sharks are shy, but they like to live in the kelp forests .
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  • Life on the Bay
    • 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!
    • You can even plan a trip out on the water all day in order to spot humpback, blue, or grey whales!
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  • Outer Bay
    • The Outer Bay tank holds a million gallons of water! How can you measure a million with something familiar?
    • The Outer Bay tank is home to giant Bluefin tunas, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, and jellyfish.
    • 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?
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  • Rocky Shore
    • The Rocky Shore is mostly dry, except for some splashes from ocean waves. Only certain species of animals can survive here.
    • Sea stars love scurrying along the cool, rocky bottoms of tide pools.
    •  Can you guess why this guy is called the monkeyface eel?
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  • Sandy Shore & Aviary
    • The starry flounder is very sneaky! It buries itself in the sand, in order to hide from its prey before it strikes!
    • 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!
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  • Sea Otters
    • 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!
    • Some mother otters even “adopt” babies that are newly rescued and in need of care.
    • No other marine mammal has a fur coat as thick and dense as a sea otter's!
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  • Monterey Bay Habitats
    • The beautiful leopard shark is known to be docile (non-violent) toward humans.
    • The giant sea bass is native of the Pacific Ocean. Can you find the pacific ocean on a globe or a map ?
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    • This tank is hourglass-shaped and features 5 different habitats and the fascinating creatures that live in them!
  • World Map Can you find the Pacific Ocean? Go Back
  • See the aquarium in action!
    • Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s official Video Library !
    • Monterey Bay Aquarium video
    • video via user - Burning Rubber - on Flickr .
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  • Resources
    • Photos and facts from:
    • http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/
    • http://bpujos.free.fr
    • Video from:
    • http:// www.flickr.com /
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  • About the Author
    • Send me an email!
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    • 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.
    • I am an animal lover and enjoy being outdoors on warm days. I have dreams of traveling and high aspirations for my future.
    • 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!