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Young scholars investigate Ocean life by participating in an arts and crafts project. In this oceanography lesson, students discuss sea creatures, specifically jellyfish. Young scholars are given coffee filters, markers, wax paper and wiggle eyes to create their own version of a jellyfish.
Why does a seastar sink, but a jellyfish float? Through a fun investigation, learners examine the concept of buoyancy using simple household items. The challenge: create neutral buoyancy for an action figure in water. With ample teacher background and an easy-to-follow lesson plan, you won't have to worry about whether you'll sink or swim teaching the activity found here.
Here is a lab activity adequate for use with any full lesson on environmental factors that shape animal adaptations or marine animal characteristics. Pupils will discuss the role plankton plays in the environment and filter-feeding animals. They will then participate in a demonstration showing how filter feeders are effective eaters in their environment. This is a well-thought-out lab activity.
Students investigate the invertebrate sponge. In this invertebrates lesson plan, students observe the sponge, Grantia, using a dissecting microscope. Students answer questions about their observations and view six other invertebrates. They compare synthetic sponges to real sponges and discuss outer protective coatings.