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Right Whale Identification Game


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    New England Aquarium

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Right Whale Identification Game

In this online activity, learners go out on a boat with Philip Hamilton, right whale researcher and manager of the Right Whale Catalog at the New England Aquarium, to learn how scientists identify different types of right whales. Learners examine callosity patterns to match and identify different whales.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Simulation

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Computer with internet access

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Classification
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data
    • Science as a Career

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Games
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, New England Aquarium, ©2011

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