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A Sea of Discoveries - A Coded Message

  • Biodôme
Greater yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
Photo: Biodôme
Tringa melanoleuca

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Description of the activity

Students decode a message sent by our Research Department. A computer virus scrambled some of the words. There is a corrected version and questions to verify their understanding of the message, for teachers.

Equipment needed by the student

  • Copies of activity sheets
  • Crayons

Equipment necessary for the teacher

  • Printer


Make enough copies of activity sheets, one for each child.

Refresher course

  • Ask students to tell you what a marine biologist does. (A person who studies animals living in salt-water habitats).
  • Ask the students whether they think the water in the St. Lawrence is fresh or salty. (The water near Montréal is fresh, but just downstream from Québec City and all the way to the Atlantic, the water is salty.)
  • Ask them to name some animals living in the Gulf of St. Lawrence at the Biodôme.

Category of activity

  • Preparatory activity

Sub-category of activity

  • Class activity

Grade level

  • Elementary cycle two

Number of students per group

Individual activity


20 minutes

Activity Sheets

A Sea of Discoveries - A Coded Message[PDF - 113.32 KB - 1 page]

Schedules for teachers

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