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A Sea Otter's Adorable Adoption Story

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sea otters, an important species in the Pacific coast kelp ecosystem, are the focus of a short video that observes sea otters in captivity. One of the few animals that use tools to help them eat, viewers see how females in captivity will...
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The Fantastic Fur of Sea Otters

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Surviving in the harshest climates takes some strategic planning. Sea otters' planning requires an adaptation of their fur to withstand freezing ocean temperatures. Learners explore the ingenious makeup of their fur.
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That’s An Otter Story

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scientists discover how sea otters' habitats have changed due to human impact. Through conversation, video observation, and story reading, scholars identify how human interactions change a specific ecosystem in both positive and...
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Sea Otters--Funny Mammals of the Sea

For Students 4th - 5th
In this sea otters worksheet, students read a 2 page article on sea otters, define 12 vocabulary words from the article and answer 7 comprehension questions in complete sentences.
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Kelp Forest Conservation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There otter be a better way. As a class, groups work together to create a food web based on the organisms in the kelp forest. Budding scientists watch a video on the kelp forest to see how the organisms create a food web and hear about...
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Swimming Otters

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Otters swim through numerical gates carrying multiplication equations with a missing factor. By choosing the gate with the correct missing factor, players make the otter swim faster in the online game.
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Otter Rush

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Otters help learners increase fluency with exponents. Given four options, pupils determine which one would make a given equation involving exponents true. The faster individuals answer, the faster their otter races around the track in...
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Who is the Sea Otter Related to?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the genetic relationships of different organisms. In groups, they discover the importance of genes and how different amino acids show various evolutionary relationships. They use an online database to continue their...
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Sea Otters

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Sea Otters. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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Busy Otters

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students prepare for a trip to an aquarium by identifying otters, their body parts and behaviors as they read "Pup's Supper", do an otter pantomime and make a puppet. After their field trip, they complete a Venn Diagram of Otter behaviors.
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Decline of the Sea Otter

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students become familiar with the ecosystem of the sea otter.  In this sea otter lesson, students recognize the problems in the ecosystem of the sea otter by navigating sites on the Internet and find the causes for a decline in the...
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The Missing Sea Otters

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students research and watch videos to come up with solutions for the missing sea otter population in the Aleutian Islands. In this sea otter lesson plan, students also create a mural of the sea otter and kelp bed ecosystem.
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Sea Otters

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars investigate sea otters. In this animal science lesson, students read the book Sea Otter Rescue and identify characteristics of otters. Young scholars discuss why it is considered a marine mammal.
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The Beluga Whale, Otters

For Students 5th - 6th
In these internet activity worksheets, students complete research related to the Beluga Whale and otters. Student are able to answer questions by following directions to help them navigate around a website.
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River Otter Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars study the body of the River Otter to understand animal adaptations to their habitats. In this animal adaptations lesson, students study the photo of the River Otter and discuss its body. Young scholars then play a game of...
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Too Many Otters

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the habitat of otters. In this animal science activity, 2nd graders role play the job of wildlife biologists and try to manage the otter population. Students use a map to track their specific otter population.
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Sea Otter Origami Directions

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this Origami worksheet, students follow the folding directions to form a sea otter. They make 11 sequential folds to form an otter.
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Sea Otter Maze

For Students 7th - 8th
In this mazes worksheet, students determine the best strategy to assist a sea otter to finding some crabs to eat through a difficult maze.
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River Animals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a wordsearch that has learners find words like river otter, mink, striped bass, and dogfish. Accurate and colorful pictures of the words appear on the page. This would be ideal for early-elementary youngsters who are studying any...
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Illinois Endangered Species- Bald Eagle and River Otter Finger Puppets

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this endangered species instructional activity, students follow directions to color black-lined pictures of a bald eagle and a river otter. They cut out the pictures to make finger puppets of these species, which are endangered in the...
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Polar Regions: Animals

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a poster and present their polar region animal to the rest of the class. They begin by viewing a sample poster, and divide into groups. Students spend two days researching their animal and region.
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Making Predictions - The Injured Otter

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students practice making predictions. In this making predictions instructional activity, students watch a video segment regarding an otter separated from its family. Students predict what will happen to the otter and write narrative...
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Rainforest Animals of the Amazon Jungle

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Follow several scientists throughout the rainforest as they track a family of otters. This quiet and simple video allows learners to observe these animals the way the scientists do. Have your class view this clip and take field notes in...
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Who Lives Here: Otter, Grey Squirrel, Badger, Rabbit or Fox?

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this animal habitat worksheet, students read five clues pertaining to the homes of the otter, grey squirrel, badger, rabbit and fox. Students tell what animal lives in each place. This appears to be an online interactive worksheet.

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