Make your field trip a learning expedition by using the following downloadable educational materials.
This guide is designed to help prepare your class for their field trip and help you lead your group as they explore the exhibits in the Aquarium.
Turn your field trip to the Aquarium into a scavenger hunt! Not only will AquaQuest enhance your students’ learning experience, but they will have fun discovering all the answers. Choose the appropriate grade level below and print a copy of the pdf. Please keep in mind, writing against the exhibits or graphic panels may scratch the acrylic so please provide each student with something to write on such as a notebook or clipboard and a pencil.
|AquaQuest Pre K - K||Pre K - K AquaQuest Answers|
|1st - 2nd AquaQuest||1st - 2nd AquaQuest Answers|
|3rd - 5th AquaQuest||3rd - 5th AquaQuest Answers|
|6th - 8th AquaQuest||6th - 8th AquaQuest Answers|
|9th - 12th AquaQuest||9th - 12th AquaQuest Answers|
Dichotomous Keys and Food Web Activities
This food web will help you understand the diverse and complicated world of the Delta Swamp in River Journey.
|Delta Swamp Web of Life||Delta Swamp Web of Life Instructions|
|Delta Swamp Web of Life Answers||Delta Swamp Web of Life|
These dichotomous keys will help you identify the fish in the Gulf of Mexico and Nickajack Lake exhibits in River Journey and the Secret Reef exhibit in Ocean Journey. Use the blank dichotomous key to make your own.
The Ocean we want to know
Find out how much rain falls in a given area using one of these student work sheets for measuring runoff:
IMAX Movies & Educator Guides
Our exciting IMAX movies offer students an additional learning experience. Click here to see current film schedules. Click the following links to find the educator's guide for our current films:
River Gorge Explorer Water Quality Monitoring
The Tennessee Aquarium monitors the health of the Tennessee River with the help of a sonde – a device that records characteristics of the water at regular intervals. Learn more about the Tennessee River water quality results why it matters to all of us.
Educational supplements are available for visually impaired guests. Each sensory bag consists of a duffel bag (one for Ocean Journey and one for River Journey) which has hands-on props and printed information for dictation. If someone in your group would like to use the sensory bag during their visit, please check with a Guest Services Associate when you arrive.