We understand that the way students are learning has changed. If you are teaching virtually, a parent homeschooling, or just looking for activities to inspire young scientists at home, we’ve created tailored lesson plans to suit your needs.

Using biotelemetry data collected by active researchers, the AquaTrax Learning teaching modules are designed to provide hands-on learning activities that facilitate engagement of students with real-world data and conservation issues relevant to the lives of all Canadians.

AquaTrax Learning teaching modules have inter-provincial/territorial application and curriculum standards covered include: environmental stewardship, human interactions and natural habitats, data management and relationships

All teaching modules are downloadable free of charge and include:

  • a video that introduces students to biotelemetry methods
  • a video that introduces students to the animal  
  • a dataset that can be explored and manipulated by teachers and students
  • an animation of biotelemetry data that visualizes the animal’s movement
  • a lesson plan that includes information on the biology, conservation, and cultural importance of the animal, and an optional virtual or in-person Q&A with a Canadian scientist
  • answer key, curriculum standards, and teacher feedback survey

Lesson plans include mapping exercises and grade-appropriate data visualization, analysis, and interpretation: calculating and comparing individual animal movement speeds, comparing animal habitat preferences, and comparing present-day animal movement to historical movement.

Students can further develop critical thinking and STEM skills by asking and answering hypothesis-driven questions with the dataset.

Ready to bring the movement of wild animals into your home? Try some of our home learning resources: 


What is Biotelemetry? – Boom Card Deck

Become an AquaTrax Researcher – Boom Card Deck

Sockeye Salmon

Pacific Salmon

Junior Lesson Plan – Home Learning Module

Printable Pacific Salmon Migration Game (Black & White or Colour)

Arctic Char

The Life Cycle of an Arctic char – Boom Card Deck

Learn about Arctic char – Boom Card Deck

Where do Arctic char go? – Boom Card Deck

Lake Sturgeon

All about Lake Sturgeon – Boom Card Deck

The Life Cycle of Lake Sturgeon – Boom Card Deck

Biodiversity in the Lake Sturgeon Squad – Boom Card Deck