Our teacher guides contain suggestions for instruction and activities around a selected topic. These and other teacher guides are also available in hardcopy from our Teacher Resource Center.

Blue Impact (Developed in 2014) — New!

Expand your students' knowledge of climate change and draw connections between climate change and the ocean. This video series presents the challenges ocean animals face from global climate change, and how communities are working together to make a difference for the blue planet. See the video and download the guide.

Fishworks (Developed in 2012)

Enhance student understanding of an important scientific concept: adaptation. Developed for students in grades 3 through 5, the video and activities found here combine science and literacy learning with an emphasis on creativity and imagination. See the video and download the guide.

 

Draw a Fish (Developed in 2012)

Aquarium educators developed this standards-based curriculum guide to be used in connection with Aquarium field trips. In addition to covering science standards for living things, these activities reinforce writing, speaking, listening and language skills. Learn more and download the guide.

 

New England Marine Animal Adaptations (Developed in 2012)

Aquarium educators developed this standards-based curriculum guide to cover local animal adaptations. In addition to covering science standards for living things, these activities reinforce writing, speaking, listening and language skills. Learn more and download the guide.

 

Exhibit Expert: New England Waters (Developed in 2012)

Aquarium educators developed this standards-based curriculum guide to be used in connection with Aquarium field trips. In addition to covering science standards for living things, these activities reinforce writing, speaking, listening and language skills. Learn more and download the guide.

 

Penguin Teacher Guide (Developed in 2005)

Includes information on the various penguin species, penguin anatomy, behavior, habitats and conservation, as well as activities for the classroom and at the Aquarium. These activities enhance any visit to the Aquarium. Learn more and download the guide.

 

Boston Harbor Seaside Educator's Guide (Developed in 2003)

This guide provides a variety of creative ways to help students establish a connection to the rocky and sandy shores, tidal mudflats, salt marshes — and the creatures — that are accessible in New England coastal areas. Download the guide (PDF 1.9 MB).

 

Closer Look Workshop Teacher Guide (Developed in 2001)

Closer look is a special program for teachers in using science to help students develop observation and literacy skills. This teacher guide describes the program and includes sample activities. Learn more and register for the workshop.

 

IMAX Film Teacher Guides

Extensively researched Teacher Resource Guides are available for most IMAX films. See our film library for links to individual guides.These IMAX Film Teacher Guides can be easily adapted to your curriculum and include discussion topics, exercises and hands-on group projects.