Atlantic Ocean Teacher Resources
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How Watersheds Work
What better way to learn about the watershed than to have your kids act it out themselves? This activity gets them moving and thinking as they simulate the Atlantic Ocean (could be adjusted geographically), estuaries, creeks, and rivers. Enhance the activity by misting them with water to represent a storm!
K - 3rd Science
Does your class know that all water that falls from a watershed ends up in the same large waterway? If they don't, they will after they complete this activity. They make a clay model of a landscape that looks similar to a topographical map with watersheds included.
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Maps and Globes: Where in the World are We?
Students explore maps and globes. In this introduction to map and globe concepts lesson, students identify features of physical maps, political maps, and globes. Students locate land and water, and recite a poem about the names of the oceans.
K Social Studies & History
The Mayflower's Atlantic Crossing
By the end of this interdisciplinary lesson, youngsters will be able to describe the Gulf Stream ocean current and how it impacted the journey of the Mayflower ship. Reading, research, and the use of a really neat interactive website, "Museum Box," to build a display of the voyage.
2nd - 6th Science
National Marine Sanctuaries Fish
Information is provided on Gray's Reef, Florida Keys, and Flower Garden Banks marine sanctuaries. Young marine biologists then visit the FishBase and REEF databases to collect fish species information for each location. They then complete a data table comparing the different marine sanctuaries.
9th - 12th Science
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Young scientists track Hurricane Katrina across the Atlantic Ocean as they learn about these destructive forces of nature. Provided with a table of data tracking the location and conditions of Katrina over a one week span, students plot its movement on the included map before answering a series of short-response questions.
6th - 12th Science
Ticky Plans His Trip to Antarctica to See Tacky
First graders participate in a creative problem solving activity to help Ticky get to the Atlantic Ocean. They identify Ticky's problem, brainstorm ways to solve the problem, and develop a plan. They write the steps Ticky needs to take to get to Antarctica.
1st Social Studies & History
Waves and Currents
Students are introduced to the forces that are responsible for generating waves in the ocean and how these forcesf differ from those that cause currents. They are able to explain how water molecules in a wave do not move in the direction the wave travels, only the energy of the wave does.
6th - 8th Science