Whales

A whale of a lesson is sure to intrigue your elementary oceanographers! Learn about the mammals of the sea with a series of activities about whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Kids complete worksheets about the anatomy of a whale, create a graph about how deep each animal can swim, and compare how whales are represented in fictional stories versus what they can actually do.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lessons all at once, or throughout the school year in a science center
  • Have your class complete the activities in preparation for (or reflection after) a trip to the aquarium or Sea World theme park
Classroom Considerations
  • You will need to provide fictional stories and books that feature whales (there are recommendations in the bibliography)