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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
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Life in the Sea
Ocean Food Chain Reading Warm-Up
What's Wrong with This Picture?
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
The Ocean Floor
Earth's Oceans
More Popular Oceans Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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

Oceans & Art Connected

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

Earth Day Activities

How Many Shrimp?
Convection Connection
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Oceans Activities for History Class

Underwater Archaeology
Timor Gap Treaty

Social Studies & Oceans Connected

Earth's Oceans
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Plate Tectonics Test
The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle
The Oceans of the World
Science and Social Studies: Jacques Cousteau
Name That Shark
More Oceans Resources for Social Studies Class

Digital Books

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

Oceans Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Ocean Zones Word Power
Exploring the Oceans: Vocabulary
STEM Activities for Stink and the Shark Sleepover
Poke & Look Learning Books
Exploring the Oceans: Family Activity
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Oceans and Seas Teacher's Guide
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Squid
More Oceans Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities on Oceans

Wave Bottle
The Density of Saltwater
Water on Planet Earth
Making Drops of Rain
Sea Horses: Father Knows Best
Investigate Activity: Investigating Currents and Waves
Out of the Ocean Activity Kit
More Science Activities on Oceans

Aquatic Animal Resources

Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Sea Horses: Father Knows Best
Wetlands Life Worksheet
Where Is Life Found in the Ocean?
Science, Technology and Society: Fish Story
Why Should Coral Reefs Be Protected?
More Popular Aquatic Animal Resources

Natural Disaster Resources

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

Ocean Safety Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
What Is a Tsunami?
How a Tsunami Occurs
Dangerous Wave
Storm Trackers
Hurricane Basics
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
More Ocean Safety Resources

Ecology Activities for Oceanography

Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Wetlands Life Worksheet
What Are Coral Reefs?
Eugenie Clark, Marine Biologist
More Ecology Activities for Oceanography

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