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Oceans – Teacher Resources

Teach your students about ocean life, tsunamis, seashore ecology, and much more with these printables, lessons, and activities for all grade levels. Students will enjoy learning about oceans with fun, hands-on science activities. Educate them about the strength of the ocean during bad weather with our natural disaster and safety resources. You'll find printables for Earth Day, language arts activities, and social studies resources to help you incorporate oceanography across your curriculum.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Ocean Zones Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Printables

Animal Research and Writing
Air and Ocean Currents Quiz
What's Wrong with This Picture?
The Ocean Floor
Life in the Sea
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Hurricanes
More Popular Oceans Printables

Lesson Plans

How Big Is a Blue Whale?
Ocean Currents
Wave Bottle
Camouflage
Sea Horses: Father Knows Best
The Density of Saltwater
Making Sand Art
More Oceans Lesson Plans

References

Oceans and Seas
Oil Spills & Disasters
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Hurricane History
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
Ten Largest Oil Spills in the U.S.

Oceans & Art Connected

Ralph Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book Coloring Page
Fingerpaint Ocean Scene
Science and Technology: Seeing What the Seal Sees
Silly Sea Horse Color by Letter
Colorful Crab Color by Letter
Underwater Adventure Coloring Page
Sea Creatures Doodle Page
The Fin Art of Science
Ocean Resist
Sailboat Fun Color by Number
Fish Fun Coloring Page

Earth Day Activities

Convection Connection
How Many Shrimp?
Breaking Up Is Easy to Do
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Oceans Activities for History Class

Underwater Archaeology
Timor Gap Treaty

Social Studies & Oceans Connected

An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Earth's Oceans
Oceans Map
The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle
Name That Shark
Weather and Oceans Quiz
Plate Tectonics Test
More Oceans Resources for Social Studies Class

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Ocean
Eyewitness: Submarine
Eyewitness: Water
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Oceans Resources for Reading & Language Arts

In the Deep Sea
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Squid
Ocean Food Chain Reading Warm-Up
Project Seahorse Discussion & Activity Guide with Common Core Connections
Marine Animals Alphabet Activity
Ocean Zones Word Power
Animal Research - Plan Ahead
More Oceans Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities on Oceans

Making Drops of Rain
Out of the Ocean Activity Kit
STEM Activities for Stink and the Shark Sleepover
Water on Planet Earth
Making Salinity Currents
Science and Language Arts: Crossword Pictures
Investigate Activity: Investigating Currents and Waves
More Science Activities on Oceans

Aquatic Animal Resources

What Belongs in the Ocean?
Where Is Life Found in the Ocean?
Why Should Coral Reefs Be Protected?
Sea Mammals, Part 1
Wetlands Life Worksheet
Science, Technology and Society: Fish Story
Giant Squid Attack!
More Popular Aquatic Animal Resources

Natural Disaster Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Storm Trackers
What Is a Tsunami?
How a Tsunami Occurs
Dangerous Wave
More Oceanography Resources on Natural Disasters

Ocean Safety Resources

Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
Hurricane Basics
Flooding Safety
More Ocean Safety Resources

Ecology Activities for Oceanography

Sea Life: Bottom Dwellers
Caring for Our Coasts
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Eugenie Clark, Marine Biologist
Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 3 & 4: Science
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Oceans and Seas Teacher's Guide
Plankton in the Sea
More Ecology Activities for Oceanography
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April Calendar of Events
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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.