Oceans: Seashells on the Seashore


Students explore the ocean, fish, and seashells. In this oceans lesson, students listen to a story about the ocean, learn a finger play, paint, sort seashells, and practice estimation.

Resource Details

Visual Arts
2 hrs
Gretchen Hibbs, Karen Morgan, Michelle Talerico

Investigations into Estimations

Students gain the powerful tools of estimation, prediction, and averaging and discover the importance these tools have in daily living.

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Introduction to Oceans

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Explorations in Estimation

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