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Marine Science Lab

Through the Aquarius Journey program, students learn what it's like to live underwater at the Aquarius Undersea Laboratory. Participants explore how to study the ocean and its inhabitants and how to conserve all the resources they provide.

Using select activities from our Aquarius Academy program, students and teachers will join an FIU facilitator in completing a lesson along with trained staff.

  • Fish Detective: Taxonomy, characterization of wildlife, six kingdom system, fish
  • Connect to Protect: Marine protected areas, resource availability, human activity and effects on individual organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems
  • More Acidity, More Problems: Influence of societal demands on personal choices and carbon footprints

Reserve This Program

Offered virtually via Zoom or in person at your site, lab experiences last 45 minutes. Each session accommodates up to 30 individuals. Experiences are primarily offered during core hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Requests for alternate days or times will be considered.

Note: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, in-person offerings are suspended until further notice. For updated information on how FIU is responding to the pandemic, please visit FIU’s coronavirus page.

Virtual

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  • Offered Monday–Friday*
  • Hosted on Zoom; requires a strong internet connection
  • $200 for first lab; $145 for each additional lab of the same theme on the same day

In Person

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  • Primarily offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays*
  • Hosted at your site; requires a classroom, library or other quiet setting
  • $250 for first lab; $175 for each additional lab of the same theme on the same day

K-12 Florida Education Standards

The following standards are focused by suggested grade levels and aligned to Florida Department of Education benchmarks.

  • 6th Grade

    Fish Detective

    SC.6.N.1.4: The Practice of Science

    LAFS.6.SL.1.1; LAFS.6.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    MAFS.6.SP.2.5: Statistics and Probability

    Connect to Protect

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.6.SL.1.1; LAFS.6.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    More Acidity, More Problems

    MAFS.6.EE.1.1; MAFS.6.EE.1.2; MAFS.6.EE.2.6: Expressions and Equations

    MAFS.6.SP.1.1; MAFS.6.SP.2.5: Statistics and Probability

    MAFS.6.NS.2.2; MAFS.6.NS.2.3: The Number System

    LAFS.6.SL.1.1; LAFS.6.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

  • 7th Grade

    Fish Detective

    LAFS.7.SL.1.1; LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    MAFS.7.SP.1.1; MAFS.7.SP.1.2: Statistics and Probability

    Connect to Protect

    SC.7.L.17.1; SC.7.L.17.3: Interdependence

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.7.SL.1.1; LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    More Acidity, More Problems

    MAFS.7.EE.1.1; MAFS.7.EE.1.2; MAFS.7.EE.2.3; MAFS.7.EE.2.4: Expressions and Equations

    MAFS.7.SP.3.7: Statistics and Probability

    MAFS.7.NS.1.1: The Number System

    LAFS.7.SL.1.1; LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

  • 8th Grade

    Fish Detective

     LAFS.8.SL.1.1; LAFS.8.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Connect to Protect

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.8.SL.1.1: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    More Acidity, More Problems

    SC.8.L.18.3: Matter and Energy Transformations

    LAFS.68.RST.1.1; LAFS.68.RST.1.2; LAFS.68.1.3; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.2.6; LAFS.68.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.8.SL.1.1; LAFS.8.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

  • 9th-12th Grade Standards

    Fish Detective

    SC.912.N.2.2: Nature of Science

    SC.912.L.17.20: Life Science

    LAFS.910.SL.1.1; LAFS.910.SL.1.3; LAFS.910.SL.2.4; LAFS.1112.SL.1.1; LAFS.1112.SL.1.3; LAFS.1112.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    MAFS.912.N-Q.1.1: Number and Quantity: Quantities

    MAFS.912.S-ID.1.2: Statistics and Probability: Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data

    Connect to Protect

    SC.912.L.17.1; SC.912.L.17.12; SC.912.L.17.13; SC.912.L.17.17: Interdependence

    SC.912.N.2.2: Nature of Science

    LAFS.910.RST.1.1; LAFS.910.RST.1.3; LAFS.910.RST.2.4; LAFS.910.RST.4.10; LAFS.1112.RST.1.1; LAFS.1112.RST.1.3; LAFS.1112.RST.2.4; LAFS.1112.RST.4.10: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.910.SL.1.1; LAFS.910.SL.1.3; LAFS.910.SL.2.4; LAFS.1112.SL.1.1; LAFS.1112.SL.1.3; LAFS.1112.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    More Acidity, More Problems

    SC.912.L.17.10; SC.912.L.17.8; SC.912.L.17.16: Interdependence

    SC.912.P.8.11: Matter

    LAFS.910.RST.1.1; LAFS.910.RST.1.3; LAFS.910.RST.2.4; LAFS.1112.RST.1.1; LAFS.1112.RST.1.3; LAFS.1112.RST.2.4: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

    LAFS.910.SL.1.1; LAFS.910.SL.1.3; LAFS.910.SL.2.4; LAFS.1112.SL.1.1; LAFS.1112.SL.1.3; LAFS.1112.SL.2.4: Standards for Speaking and Listening