Students from the 7th and 8th grade enjoyed a fantastic day of science and fun at the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota on Monday, April 13th. After an early morning departure from FCS, the students were happy to arrive at the Lab and begin the activities.
7th Graders Rebecca Atencio and Nicolina Pereira both enjoyed doing the dissection of a small squid in small groups. Nicolina was very comfortable with this because she likes fishing and is accustomed to handling bait.
The students were able to walk through the exhibits at the aquarium viewing all kinds of marine animals. Rebecca said she enjoyed viewing the live jellyfish and being able to touch the stingrays in a tank.
Another activity in which the students participated was “saving” a marine animal. Each small group of students was given a toy animal and a binder listing what conditions and issues the animal had. The students had to work together using information in the binder to determine what treatment the animal required.
The students had a wonderful day of hands-on marine experiences at the Mote Marine Lab.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” – Genesis 1:26