Marine Animals Teacher Resources
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Marine Animal Tracking
Students engage in a lesson which serves as an introduction to the ideas and implications of animal tracking. They monitor animal foraging behavior on a spatial scale. The students break into groups and track each other's movements as they move through a pre-determined course.
6th - 8th Science
Informational text can be exciting and really fun for young readers to explore. They'll practice their reading and comprehension skills as they read a story and complete a simple worksheet all about ocean animals. The lesson is simple, includes a great book suggestion, and provides an artistic extension activity that the class will love.
1st Science CCSS: Adaptable
Ocean Exploration Research
There is a step-by-step process to conducting organized research. Introduce your students to the fascinating life of ocean animals through focused research. Students use a graphic organizer, Internet, and reference materials to organize and compose an essay on one of five ocean animals.
3rd English Language Arts
Bycatch is a sad reality for many sea turtles, dolphins, and sharks; it occurs when they get unintentionally caught in commercial fishing nets. The class plays a game using popcorn and crackers, each child will attempt to catch the target "fish" without snagging the endangered sea creatures.
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Under the Sea
Students explore the sea. In this sea lesson, students fill out KWL charts and read non-fiction books about the sea. Students find and use the table of contents, index, and glossary. Students sort ocean animals into different categories according to their ecosystem.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
SeaWorld: Education, Entertainment, or Exploitation?
Students discuss SeaWorld, research marine animal biology, investigate one animal currently collected by SeaWorld, and decide whether they oppose or support SeaWorld's collection policy. Students then gather information relating to their position and create presentations in form of posters, Powerpoint presentations, skits, or debates.
5th - 8th Science
New Review Ocean Discovery
Immerse your young marine biologists in the world of marine animals. The lesson includes several activities that are age-appropriate for preschoolers and kindergartners, including coloring pages, gluing feathers and sand onto paper cutouts of animals, and constructing a penguin and a walrus.
Pre-K - K Science
Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark Storia Teaching Guide
Teacher guides are wonderful tools with tons of ideas that help you relate content in many different ways. Using the high-interest book, Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark, learners hone their discussion and reading comprehension skills.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Marine Animal Husbandry and Training
Step into the role of a zoo director with several activities about animal training and running a zoo. Kids calculate the amount of food each animal needs, design a habitat for penguins, decide how to breed bottlenose dolphins, and train their classmates using animal training techniques.
7th - 12th Science
Exploring Marine Animals and Their Habitat
Young scholars investigate marine animals. In this marine animals lesson, students research marine mammals and fish. Young scholars log on to Second Life and explore the habitats of marine animals. Working individually, students produce diagrams of marine mammals and fish.
7th - 8th Science
New Review Clay Whistles
Create clay whistles with your elementary or middle school students. The project is outlined in great detail here, complete with step-by-step photographs, finished examples, a materials list, student handouts, and a rubric. Students create marine animals here, but you could do this activity with any type of animal.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Ocean Life Mural
How many oceans can you name? First, have learners try to name as many oceans as they can, and then have them locate and identify the oceans on a world map. They create a recognizable ocean animal using poster board and tissue paper. They create a large ocean mural of underwater mountains and plants.
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Coral Reef Habitat Match
Different animals live in different habitats, and each animal has specifically adaptive traits that make them tailor-made for their environments. This is true on land and in the ocean. Little ones examine how various marine animals have adapted traits that help them survive in coral reefs, on the sandy ocean floor, or in the open ocean.
K - 2nd Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Sea Turtle Coloring & Activity Book
Learning about sea turtles is exciting enough at it is, but this activity book takes things to a whole new level. Including a word search, maze, and crossword puzzle as well as coloring, drawing, and connect-the-dots activities, this resource will capture the engagement of all learners as they investigate these amazing ocean animals.
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Marine Animal Life Cycles
Students study the life cycle of a crab and the larval stages of marine animals. In this marine animals lesson, students watch a puppet introduction to a crab's life cycle. Students learn about crab moulting and their life cycle stages. Students view pictures of the stages and learn the varieties of crabs.
5th - 8th Science