The South Carolina Aquarium, in partnership with teachers, has created this online curriculum for teachers to use with their students in the classroom. One of the curriculum themes for High School is Human Impacts. 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 bring your students to the Aquarium to participate in our Human Impacts (Dolphin Discovery) classroom program, we recommend completing the following activities before your visit. Those activities include: Marine Mammals, Diets and Dangers and Meet the Locals.
Original ideas and concepts for this Human Impacts Dolphin Unit were created by Lea Caswell for her masters thesis project at the University of Charleston, SC in 2019.