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New! Kids Page - Whales
Read about the physical features of whales and how they are grouped according to their method of eating food. A neat activity is described on the page; consider carrying this out in class. The resource makes a nice addition to a lesson on whales or animal adaptations.
Pupils use their knowledge of dolphin natural history to create a "movie."
The New Explorers: Miracle Dolphin
Students view "Miracle Dolphin" which tells the fascinating story of a fable that came true and explores both the story and the science of Holly's life among the Bedouins of Nuweiba El Muzena.
Picture Prompt: Dolphin Games
Kids who love dolphins will get a kick out of this prompt, which includes a picture of two dolphins playing with a beach ball. Using the picture for inspiration, learners complete the beginning, middle, and ending of the story. A text box allows teachers to type in lesson-specific words to be used in the story, such as a spelling or vocabulary list.
Introduce Vocabulary: Dolphin’s First Day
Young scholars explore language arts by reading a story with their class. In this tier two vocabulary lesson, students read the book Dolphin's First Day and discuss the vocabulary used in the story. Young scholars participate in a word play activity while defining specific story vocabulary words.
Picture Prompt: Dolphin Games
In this story starter worksheet, students write an original story after being shown a picture prompt of dolphin games. Students choose a few of their words and phrases from a word bank generated by the teacher.
Human Disturbance of Marine Environments
Young scholars conduct three different hands-on experiments that demonstrate some of the threats to marine ecosystems. They discuss their findings with the class and ways to combat the problems.
Costa Rican Sea Turtles
Students read "One Tiny Turtle" by Nicola Davies. Using the internet, they research the characteristics of turtles off of the Costa Rica coast. In groups, they complete a worksheet and define vocabulary words they are unfamiliar with. To end the lesson, they create a travel brochure for the area.
In this dolphin maze worksheet, students trace a path from start to finish in a challenging maze that is in the shape of a dolphin.
In this science worksheet, students learn facts about the bottlenose dolphin by reading an informative paragraph. Students then color the picture.
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a selection pertaining to dolphins and respond to 2 vocabulary and 1 short answer questions.
Ocean Life for Grades 6-9
Young scholars become familiar with the ocean through a virtual field trip. In this ocean lesson, students complete a KWL and and observation journal to recognize the importance of the ocean environment and its organisms.
Metric Units of Mass - Problem Solving 14.5
In this using metric units of mass word problems worksheet, students use a data table about river dolphins' calf masses and adult masses to solve word problems. Students solve five word problems.
Did you know that the Greek and Latin root words that make up the scientific name of a creature often describe the animal? All the root words on this list relate to whales and dolphins. Learners examine the scientific names for dolphins and then create a name and illustration for an imaginary species of dolphin using the root words listed.
This lesson is designed to teach students the definition of persuasive writing, and to have them use the elements of persuasive writing to complete a writing assignment. The Web site will be used to introduce persuasive writing and the video will used to define the elements of persuasive writing.
Students complete a unit on the oceans of the world. They explore various websites, compare/contrast ocean mammals and fish, identify coral reefs on a map, label the oceans on a world map, define ocean conservation vocabulary, and list ways the oceans help us.
My School Trip to the Aquarium
Second graders correct verb usage in context, fill in the blanks to complete sentences, and use the writing prompt to write about a school trip to an aquarium or a zoo. They write 20 answers.
A Phylogenetic Perspective for the Cladistically Challenged
Students observe the structures of skulls as presented in drawings, and determine which are most closely related to the skull of the mosasaur.
Linear Equations & Polynomials
In this linear equations and polynomials worksheet, students add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. They factor equations using the GCF and the difference of two squares. This three-page worksheet contains 50 problems. Answers are provided on the last page.
Some Animals Live in Water
In this animal adaptations worksheet, students read a short passage comparing fish and dolphins then examine a picture and color the fish in the picture based on information they learned about animal habitat and adaptations.