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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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Printables

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

Lesson Plans

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

References

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

Oceans & Art Connected

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

Earth Day Activities

Breaking Up Is Easy to Do
Convection Connection
How Many Shrimp?
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
What Are Ocean Currents?
The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle
Plate Tectonics Test
Oceans Map
Weather and Oceans Quiz
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 Food Chain Reading Warm-Up
Ocean Zones Word Power
In the Deep Sea
Science Reading Warm-Up: Ocean Waves
Science and Language Arts: Crossword Pictures
Out of the Ocean Activity Kit
Animal Research - Plan Ahead
More Oceans Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities on Oceans

Spring Tides
Making Salinity Currents
Water on Planet Earth
Investigate Activity: Investigating Currents and Waves
STEM Activities for Stink and the Shark Sleepover
Making Drops of Rain
More Science Activities on Oceans

Aquatic Animal Resources

Activity: Ocean Organisms
Wetlands Life Worksheet
What Belongs in the Ocean?
What Animal Do I Admire?
Science, Technology and Society: Fish Story
Giant Squid Attack!
Name That Shark
More Popular Aquatic Animal Resources

Natural Disaster Resources

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

Ocean Safety Resources

Flooding Safety
Storm Trackers
Hurricane Basics
More Ocean Safety Resources

Ecology Activities for Oceanography

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
Sea Life: Pelagic Zone
More Ecology Activities for Oceanography

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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