Communities & Ecosystems
The South Carolina Aquarium, in partnership with teachers, has created this online curriculum for teachers to use with their students in the classroom. The curriculum theme for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade is Communities and Ecosystems. The activities teach concepts that build on this theme. All activities are based upon South Carolina Science Standards, and each activity contains background information, procedures, materials lists, standards addressed, assessments, curriculum extensions and resource lists. We hope teachers will enjoy this resource!
If you are a teacher planning to participate in our Communities and Ecosystems (Food Chains and Adaptations) virtual School Program, we recommend completing the following activities before your program. Those activities include: Communities and Ecosystems, Food Chains and Webs and Adaptations. The most important activity being Food Chains and Webs.
The Aquarium’s School Programs are virtual this school year (2020-2021). We have added at-home and virtual learning modifications to our recommended activities. Be sure to see how you can engage your students at-home and virtually with our activities!