Virtual AquaClass

Last updated on
Monday, August 10th, 2020
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

Connect Students with the wonders of the ocean without having to leave the classroom.

Students will join one of our expert educators through live video conferencing in an inquiry-based discussion about a topic of your choosing. Using visual props and multimedia resources, students will utilize their creativity and critical thinking to explore the ocean. Core competencies in critical thinking, communication, creative thinking, and responsibility may be achieved through the Virtual Aquaclass Program. Big Ideas differ per grade.

Standard programs are $90 per 45-minute sessions and include a Q&A time between students and our expert staff. Choose from our wide variety of programs. This program is customizable upon request* to address specific interest and needs of each group. All programs are available in English or French.

 *additional costs may be required for customizations

Big Ideas
  • The value of work in our lives, communities, and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives.
  • Our career paths reflect the personal, community, and educational choices we make.
  • The global economy affects our personal, social, and economic lives and prospects.
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Life processes are performed at the cellular level.
  • The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
  • Creative expression develops our unique identity and voice.
  • Inquiry through the arts creates opportunities for risk taking.
  • Works of art influence and are influenced by the world around us.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and community.
  • Experiencing art is a means to develop empathy for others’ perspectives and experiences.
  • Creative arts experiences can build community and nurture relationships with others.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.
  • Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Days Offered: 
    45 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Packages Provided: