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Teacher Resources

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium offers a variety of professional development workshops to engage teachers in the latest research and best practices in science education. In 2020, we are launching a new series of online workshops to assist teachers with the transition to online and hybrid learning.

These workshops are free for Utah public and charter school educators, and relicensure credit is awarded for each workshop attended. These programs are supported by funding from Utah State Legislature’s Informal Science Education Enhancement (iSEE) grant and the Education Alliance Partnership in association with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Workshops will be held online via Zoom. You can access Zoom’s privacy policies HERE.

Occasionally, we have enough resources to offer additional workshops. You may request a workshop below.

Workshop Request Form

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For more information about TRP workshops please contact Kristen Smith, Special Programs Coordinator at (801) 355-FISH (3474) ext. 256 or email specialprograms@thelivingplanet.com.

2020 TRP Schedule

2nd Grade
4th Grade
6th Grade
High School
Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

Nature Inventions


Discover science lessons for blending learning in this free, 1-hour online workshop. Teachers will experience three dimensional science instruction and see how they can apply this exciting instructional model to their science lessons – both in class and online! In this workshop, we will share our experience teaching online classes over the summer, as well as tried and true tips and tricks for teaching science in an online environment.

During the workshop, Aquarium instructors will demo a lesson from our “Nature Inventions” lessons correlating to SEEd standard 2.2.4. These lesson plans can be adapted for in-class or online learning and complement our 4th grade Waters Van curriculum. Whether virtual or in-person, these lessons are a perfect extension of your Aquarium outreach visit.

Participants will receive 1 relicensure point and access to the complete “Nature Inventions” lesson plans.


Date & Time

October 13, 2020

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Structure and Function


Discover science lessons for blending learning in this free, 1-hour online workshop. Teachers will experience three dimensional science instruction and see how they can apply this exciting instructional model to their science lessons – both in class and online! In this workshop, we will share our experience teaching online classes over the summer, as well as tried and true tips and tricks for teaching science in an online environment.

During the workshop, Aquarium instructors will demo a lesson from our “Structure and Function” lessons correlating to SEEd standard 4.1.1. These lesson plans can be adapted for in-class or online learning and compliment our 4th grade Waters Van curriculum. Whether virtual or in-person, these lessons are a perfect extension of your Aquarium outreach visit.

Participants will receive 1 relicensure point and access to the complete Structure and Function lesson plans.


Date & Time

October 6, 2020

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Stability of Populations


Discover science lessons for blending learning in this free, 1-hour online workshop. Teachers will experience three dimensional science instruction and see how they can apply this exciting instructional model to their science lessons – both in class and at home!

During the workshop, Aquarium instructors will demo our new Stability of Populations curriculum, correlating to SEEd standard 6.4.4. These lesson plans can be adapted for in-class or at-home learning and compliment our 6th grade Ecosystems Van curriculum. Whether virtual or in-person, these lessons are a perfect extension of your Aquarium outreach visit.

Participants will receive 1 relicensure point and access to the complete Stability of Populations lesson plans and resources.


Date & Time

November 12, 2020

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Stability of Populations


Discover science lessons for blending learning in this free, 1-hour online workshop. Teachers will experience three dimensional science instruction and see how they can apply this exciting instructional model to their science lessons – both in class and at home!

During the workshop, Aquarium instructors will demo our new Stability of Populations curriculum, correlating to SEEd standard BIO.1.1. These lesson plans can be adapted for in-class or at-home learning.

Participants will receive 1 relicensure point and access to the complete Stability of Populations lesson plans and resources.


Date & Time

November 19, 2020

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Underwater Robots


We are partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to offer their newest online Professional Development – Deep Dive: Underwater Robots. Participants can earn a $75.00 stipend and relicensure credit for attendance. This is a three-part offering will consist of:

  • A viewing of a short video interview with experts in underwater robot engineering and operations. Please view the video prior to the live workshop!
  • A one-hour online workshop featuring a live, interactive question and answer session with an underwater robot expert and an introduction and demonstration of relevant educational activities and resources. Oct. 27, 4pm MT
  • A one-hour follow-up event hosted by the Aquarium will allow participants to conduct additional learning activities, access the Aquarium’s blended learning resources, and follow-up on content from the Oct. 27 session. Nov. 5, 4pm MT

Registration

Password to register: NOAAOER-PD2020

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium also offers free lesson plans and resources for teachers to help their students Explore, Discover, and Learn about our living planet.

For more information about these resources please contact Kristen Smith, Special Programs Coordinator at (801) 355-FISH (3474) ext. 256 or email specialprograms@thelivingplanet.com.

Curriculum Resources

2nd Grade
4th Grade
6th Grade

Nature Inventions


In this 3-part unit, students investigate structures and functions of rainforest animals. Using this knowledge, they will then design and create an invention inspired by nature. This lesson is adaptable for in-class or at-home learning and aligned with SEEd standard 2.2.4.


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Structure and Function


In this 3-part unit, students will investigate the structures and functions of animals living in Utah’s forests, deserts, and wetlands. Using this knowledge, they will create their own new species of animal that is adapted to one of these environments. This lesson is adaptable for in-class or at-home learning and aligned with SEEd standard 4.1.1.


When you click send, you will be redirected to the curriculum download page. Make sure your browser allows pop-ups or redirection for this page before you submit.
 

To access the curriculum, please answer the following questions. We use this information to help us better understand how our lessons are being used and what we can do to improve.

Stability and Change


In this 3-part unit, students will investigate the effect of dams on Utah’s rivers. Students will discover the changes dams cause to the biotic and abiotic components of rivers and explore how these changes affect native fish populations. This lesson is adaptable for in-class or at-home learning and aligned with SEEd Standard 6.4.4.


When you click send, you will be redirected to the curriculum download page. Make sure your browser allows pop-ups or redirection for this page before you submit.
 

To access the curriculum, please answer the following questions. We use this information to help us better understand how our lessons are being used and what we can do to improve.

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