The K1 classes of Newton Kindergarten went to Ocean World in Wuyue shopping center on the 23rd of October to experience the magical wonders of the underwater world. The aim was to broaden children's horizons, increase their understanding of marine animals, and allow them to have the opportunity to learn more about animals.
Although the weather was a little misty and the autumn wind was blowing, it did not affect the children's desire to explore. Entering the aquarium, the tour guide was waiting at the door and led the children on their mysterious "submarine journey."
The jellyfish is a very beautiful aquatic animal. Its body shape is like a transparent umbrella, with some tentacles on the edge of the umbrella. As they move, they use their bodies to create a form of jet propulsion, propelling themselves to create movement. There are more than 250 species of jellyfish in the world.
The red tailed catfish has a beautiful appearance. It has three colours: black, white and red. The head and mouth are large, with a white line extending from the mouth to the tail. The tail and dorsal fins are red and the other fins are black and elegant.
The Chinese sturgeon has a spiny cone-shaped body with a pointed head and a long mouth. The average length of the sturgeon is about 40 cm with a maximum length of up to 130 cm and they can weigh up to 600 kg. The Chinese sturgeon has been born in the upper region of the Yangtze River for generations and then travel to the sea to grow up. It is an endangered species in China. It is also a living dinosaur and is known as the "giant panda of the water".
The white tcc国际彩球平台ip reef shark is named after the colour of it’s fins. They grow slowly at only 2cm to 4cm a year and can reach up to 2m fully grown. They feed on fish and cuttlefish, resting during the day and active at night. It is found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Do you know the difference between tortoises and turtles?
Tortoises live on land and don’t swim whereas turtles live in the water. Unlike tortoises, turtles can not retract their heads and limbs back into their shell. Their limbs are shaped like paddles, allowing them to swim flexibly in the ocean. Their forelimbs are used to propel them forwards, and their hind limbs are used to steer like a rudder.
With fish such as colorful clown fish, the dog fish with a long head resembling a dog's head, and the puffer fish that becomes round when angry, the aquarium tour guide vividly explained the marine life in a language that the children understood. The children listened carefully, looked intently, and from time to time asked various questions. "Why is that fish black? "" Wow ... what a big fish! What did they grow up on? "" Huh? Can penguins swim, too? "The children's questions were endless, and their interest in observing the animals only increased. They were deeply attracted by the wonderful world before them.
Next, the children enjoyed watching a magician clown and the charming sea lion show. With each and every trick the children applauded the "sea lion". The children were more actively involved in answering the questions raised by the aquarium staff.
At the end of the visit, the children were still excited and shared with their friends the wonders that they saw. The tour of the Ocean World aquarium not only enabled children to observe different species of marine life at close range but also supported their education on how to care for and protect animals. The aquarium enriched the children’s knowledge and has become a wonderful childhood experience.