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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


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

Lesson Plans

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


Oceans and Seas
Oil Spills & Disasters
Ten Largest Oil Spills in the U.S.
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

Oceans & Art Connected

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

Earth Day Activities

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

Oceans Activities for History Class

Timor Gap Treaty
Underwater Archaeology

Social Studies & Oceans Connected

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

Digital Books

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

Oceans Resources for Reading & Language Arts

In the Deep Sea
Ocean Zones Word Power
Science and Language Arts: Crossword Pictures
Out of the Ocean Activity Kit
STEM Activities for Stink and the Shark Sleepover
Marine Animals Alphabet Activity
Animal Research - Plan Ahead
More Oceans Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities on Oceans

Spring Tides
Making Drops of Rain
Water on Planet Earth
Making Salinity Currents
Investigate Activity: Investigating Currents and Waves
More Science Activities on Oceans

Aquatic Animal Resources

What Belongs in the Ocean?
Activity: Ocean Organisms
Why Should Coral Reefs Be Protected?
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Squid
Sea Mammals, Part 2
Wetlands Life Worksheet
Science, Technology and Society: Fish Story
More Popular Aquatic Animal Resources

Natural Disaster Resources

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

Ocean Safety Resources

Hurricane Basics
How a Tsunami Occurs
Flooding Safety
More Ocean Safety Resources

Ecology Activities for Oceanography

Caring for Our Coasts
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Giant Squid Attack!
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


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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.

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