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Ocean Unit - A collection of ideas to use when teaching a unit about oceans and ocean life. source

Oceans - there are TONS of cool stuff you can do on oceans. Here is just a few of the things I did...A globe (rubber ball) Have the kids toss it around the room and mark on a tally sheet where there left thumb lands on ocean...in the end they will see that the world is mostly covered in water. There is also...source




A Dolphin Webquest - Third graders research eight different dolphins and write about each of them source

All About Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses - Sea World Teachers Guide (grades K-3) developed to help teach students about seals, sea lions, and walruses and the ecology of the ocean in an active, hands-on way source

All About Whales - ZoomSchool presents information, fact sheets, print outs, color sheets, characteristics, myths, evolution facts and more about whales source

Amazing Orcas - Activity, puzzle, and coloring pages to print on killer whales. Click source for information on whales from this ThinkQuest Junior site source

Aquatic Life in the Ocean - Project designed to give sixth graders an opportunity to study how organisms are connected within the Killer Whale food chain and how pollution affects life in the ocean source

Bridge Ocean Sciences Resources - A growing collection of on-line education resources designed to provide accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics source

Celebrate the Year of the Ocean - A collection of classroom activities for teaching about oceans. Interdisciplinary activities include reading a map of the oceans, sequencing ocean sizes, and graphing pollutants source

Deep Sea DiveTo the Ocean Floor - Webquest leads fifth and sixth graders to realize that the ocean floor is made up of topographical features similar to those found on land. Students make a map of clay and report source

Exploring the Monterey Bay Habitat - Teams of students create a proposal to save an area of the habitat by researching how it is affected by harmful activities with this webquest source

Gray Whales WebQuest - Upper elementary students learn basic facts about California gray whales. Students do research to find out what they look like, where they live, and what they eat source

Into the Spectacula Sea - Students learn about coral reefs by creating a classroom mural source

Lobsters - Detailed information about lobsters, includes few activities (advanced reading, mainly text) source

Neptunes Teachers Realm - A colorful site with ocean trivia, information about oceanography, lesson and activity ideas (not all elementary) source

Nova: Into the Abyss - Nova explores life in the deep ocean near hydrothermal vents. Learn about deep-sea vents, the unusual life they support and the deep sea machines used to explore them source

Ocean Environments - Interdisciplinary ocean environments unit. Emphasizes investigation and understanding of ocean environments; including geological, physical, and biological characteristics source

Ocean Friends - Ten lessons allow young children to explore the marine environment, learn about marine animal adaptations and study the role humans play in animal well being source

Ocean Mobile - Simple mobile made of printed ocean shells and fish to brighten up the classroom source

Ocean Planet Educational Materials - A hotlist of teaching resources compiled for the Ocean Planet traveling exhibition (Smithsonian) source

Oceanography for Kids - Internet Treasure Hunt introduces young children to oceanography source

Oceans and Undersea Life - Students will study the oceans and seas of the world, the animal life that swims in them and the countries that border them with this integrated thematic unit source

Oceans Unit - Six technology integration lessons on whales, sharks, ocean vocabulary, etc. Includes math, language arts, and science lessons plus worksheets and short webquests source

Oceans Wordsearch Puzzle - A printable wordsearch puzzle on the topic of oceans source

Project Oceanography - Marine science education program enhances middle school science through interdisciplinary lessons and technology. Register for satellite or local cable channel access source

Sea Animals Webquest - Youngsters use Internet resourses to research whales, sharks, and dolphins to determine what they eat, where they live, and list their enemies source

Search for the Humpback Whale - Activity directs teams of students to research whale adaptations, behaviors, migration, habitats, communication, and interactions with humans and make presentations source

Tales of Whales, Turtles, Sharks, and Snails - Increase awareness, knowledge, and literacy of students in marine-related subjects with this handbook. Links to activities on invertebrates, sharks, sea turtles, whales and dolphins source

The Ocean Olympians - Teachers Guide developed at SeaWorld to help students learn about the Olympic Games and the adaptations that make animals everyday Olympians. Integrate science, math, art, geography, and language. source

The Oceans in Trouble - Students visit websites about oil pollution, plastics, and endangered animals to determine why our oceans are "in trouble" with this technology integration webquest source

Treasures@Sea - Students read ocean story books and complete creative writing activities, art activities, and experiments matched to each book source

Under the Sea - Marine biology unit for elementary students includes information about marine life and habitats, lesson plans, acivities, book list and more source

Were Going to the Aquarium - (PRIMARY) Cross-curricular activity ideas about sea life and aquatic animals designed for Kindergarten source

Whale and Dolphin Connect the Dot Book - Young children count numbers, color the pictures, and read informational paragraphs about whales and dolphins as they make this connect-the-dots coloring book source

Whales: A Thematic Web Unit - Cross-curricular lessons and activities, and links to related websites for a thematic unit on whales source

Whales Thematic Unit - Students explore whales and expand their knowledge to include different types of whales, whale behavior, whale communication, and whale preservation source

Whales Unit - Students develop and use the skills of comparing, grouping and identifying while studying about whales. They gather information and write poems and paragraphs source

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: K-12 Education - See their list of WWW resources about oceanography and get the latest on their research vessel ATLANTIS and deep submergence vehicle ALVIN source

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