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

Lesson Plans

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

References

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

Oceans & Art Connected

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

Earth's Oceans
Plate Tectonics Test
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Weather and Oceans Quiz
Modeling Climates
The Oceans of the World
Science and Social Studies: Jacques Cousteau
More Oceans Resources for Social Studies Class

Digital Books

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

Oceans Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Ocean Zones Word Power
Poke & Look Learning Books
Animal Research - Plan Ahead
Exploring the Oceans: Vocabulary
The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle
Discovering Kelp
Exploring the Oceans: Family Activity
More Oceans Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities on Oceans

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

Aquatic Animal Resources

What Belongs in the Ocean?
Science, Technology and Society: Fish Story
Giant Squid Attack!
Name That Shark
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Oceans and Seas Teacher's Guide
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Squid
Why Should Coral Reefs Be Protected?
More Popular Aquatic Animal Resources

Natural Disaster Resources

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

Ocean Safety Resources

What Is a Tsunami?
Hurricane Basics
Flooding Safety
More Ocean Safety Resources

Ecology Activities for Oceanography

Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Eugenie Clark, Marine Biologist
Activity: Ocean Organisms
Science Reading Warm-Up: Oceans
What Are Coral Reefs?
Sea Mammals, Part 1
Sea Life: Pelagic Zone
More Ecology Activities for Oceanography

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