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Waters of the Earth - Friends or Enemies

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High Schoolers observe the paintings and drawings of Robert Harris, and do a study of the ocean that delves into human and physical geography. Learners make prints, listen to music, create a database, and perform research on a specific...
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Word Search: Common Seashore Plants

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
I really like these colorful word searches put out by The Waterford Press. Learners view 18 beautiful and accurate drawings of common seashore plants, and then must find them in a word search. An answer key is provided.
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Word Search: Common Seashells

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is a wordsearch on common seashells. There are 25 shell words that have to be found in the search. Each one has a colorful and accurate picture on the worksheet. An answer key is included.
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a colorful worksheet that has learners look at a variety of salt water fish, then choose the name that identifies each one. The names of the fish are at the bottom of the worksheet. The pictures are colorful and accurate...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young biologists can see pictures of animals, fish, sea life, plants, and more. They match up the name of the animals that appear at the bottom of the worksheet with the actual animal. Very nice worksheet!
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Classifying Deep-Sea Organisms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scientists access the EARTH Web site in order to engage in this lesson life forms found in the ocean. Student groups of 3 - 4 choose one set of deep-sea organism images. The groups decide how they would classify their organisms and...
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Starfish Project: Ceramics

For Teachers K - 6th
After exploring the wonders of ocean life found in tidal pools, explore ocean life through ceramic art. Kids use texturing and the pinch-and-pull technique to create starfish, just like the ones found at the seashore. Suggested...
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Magazine Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Groups of students create magazines that contain stories and images of one aspect of the ocean, and ocean life. The expectations for the final products are quite high, so this lesson will require some effort to properly implement. A...
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Ocean Commotion Activity - Dioramas

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Groups make a model of an Ocean Commotion exhibit based on what they saw during the fieldtrip. These dioramas can be used as an informal assessment of student knowledge acquired at Ocean Commotion.
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How Diverse is That?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Compare various types of biological diversity in a coral reef and calculate a numeric indicator that describes the diversity found in coral communities. Your class can work in groups to look at the abundance and distribution data of...
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Organizer
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Animals A to Z: Urchin

For Students 3rd
In this sea urchin worksheet, 3rd graders will add pages to their "animal books." Students will read 10 facts about a sea urchin to gain an understanding of the animal's characteristics.
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Animals A to Z: Shark

For Students 3rd
In this shark worksheet, 3rd graders will add pages to their "animal books." Students will read 10 facts about a shark to gain an understanding of the animal's characteristics.
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Ocean Animals - A Kindergarten Research Project

For Teachers K - 1st
Something’s fishy! Assign each of your pupils an individual sea creature and investigate the oceans. Young oceanographers utilize Kidspiration software to research a creature, illustrate an image, and create fact cards about their...
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Ocean Life Poetry: Limericks & Cinquain Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young oceanographers conduct independent online research to learn about ocean life, explore limerick and cinquain poem structure and syllabication, and produce poetry that conveys the information they found. Links don't work, but it's...
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Oceans in Motion

For Teachers K - 3rd
This simple lesson introduces children to basic marine life as well as to show them the necessity of protecting aquatic environments. Some famous marine life animals are introduced via vocabulary words, then children cut out pictures of...
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Fish Tales

For Teachers 1st
Have your class learn about marine life. Learners write a story about a fish, create an art project, and share their work with the class. This experience could be enhanced by having them conduct Internet research to discover some of the...
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The Ocean

For Teachers 3rd
Plant and animal life of the ocean is the focus of this science instructional activity. Young scientists sort a variety of seashells and explore why many sea animals have shells. They examine the shells, write journal entries...
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Start at the Very Beginning

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore ocean ecosystems. In this cross curriculum art and oceans lesson, students create a collage featuring three-finger algae using sand paper, tissue paper, and construction paper.
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Ocean Life

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create an ocean fish environment. In this ocean life lesson, 3rd graders create an ocean environment from clay. Students paint their sculptures with realistic colors emphasizing contrast, texture, and patterns.
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Beach Comber

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners investigate threats to our oceans by investigating items found on a beach.  In this environmental safety lesson, students examine several items found on a beach and identify them as natural, harmful, organic or inorganic...
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Getting Food

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars complete activities to learn about the ocean food web. In this ocean life lesson, students discuss how the tides affect feeding, learn about filter feeders, grazers, predators, and scavengers. Young scholars then group the...
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Ocean's 4

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create a video about their oceanography unit where they role-play various animals from the ocean. In this oceanography activity, students create a paper mural and then costumes for the animals. Students role-play the animals and...
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How Big is Big?

For Students 2nd - 4th
The blue whale is the focus of this life science worksheet. Students read an excellent selection on the blue whale, and answer ten comprehension questions. Then, students are divided into two groups. Each group has to estimate how big 85...
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Phytoplankton and Ocean Color

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify function of phytoplankton in the biospere by conducting experiments and simulations and reading for information. They detect the presence of phytoplankton in bodies of water by examining ocean in satellite images...