Life on the Ocean
Fifth graders explore what life is like for people travelling long distances on boats on the ocean. In small groups they discuss various scenarios, conduct Internet research, and write and act out a script.
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Rubber Duckies and Ocean Currents
Students explore marine life by conducting a rubber duck experiment. For this water currents lesson, students practice identifying latitude and longitude coordinates on a map and define the currents of major oceans. Students discuss the...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
6 mins 3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Turning the Tide on Trash: Marine Debris Curriculum
Six different lessons comprise this unit on marine debris. Science, language arts, social studies, and art projects make this an ideal interdisciplinary unit. The result will be well-informed future citizens who can help make a...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
How Much of Human History Is on the Bottom of the Ocean?
Shipwrecks and lost cities are just a few of the artifacts left behind by humans over the years. Take a look at a video that dives into the shallow and deep depths of the ocean to explore pieces of human history.
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History
People and Whales: A History
Whales and people have had a long and sordid history. To understand the impact that biological populations have had on each other, learners conduct research on specific topics related to the whale industry. They use their findings to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Harvesting the Ocean for Medical Science
Pupils read articles introducing them to the scientific benefits of the horseshoe crab and brainstorm the challenges and benefits of harvesting them from the ocean. They conduct Internet research (links provided), and have a class...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History