Thursday, December 20, 2012

Our visit to the Newport Aquarium

Today was a blast!  A day that our students needed to get out of the school learning environment and enjoy the opportunity to explore some new territory.  The Newport Aquarium was the perfect place.

We were greeted with the Penguin Parade as soon as we arrived.  We then quickly got into our groups, grabbed and read through our scavenger hunt questions, and we were off in many directions. 

While I have been here with my own kiddos a bazillion times, when you are seeking out specific information about the various critters, it is a tremendously valuable learning experience that goes far beyond just "viewing"...thanks for all of your hardwork scavenging and organizing, Mrs. Burns.

Here are some of the tidbits we learned...
  1. Cave Fish don't have eyes.  They don't need them because it is too dark for them to see anyway.
  2. A Giant Pacific Octopus lays up to 100,000 eggs at a time.  She has to, only a few survive into adulthood.
  3. Jelly Fish are made up of: 96% water, 2% protein, 2% salt.
  4. Sharks can go through as many as 1,000 teeth a year-up to 30,000 in a lifetime.
  5. Horseshoe Crabs have bluish/green blood.
  6. The most species of penguins live in Australia.
Check out our pics-what a blast!

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A special thanks to our awesome parent/chaperones: Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. Dunker, Mrs. Mellinger, and Mrs. Parsons.  We can't thank you enough for sharing the day with us!


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