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Science - Sea - Lesson Plans

abc teach – Coral Reef - http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/habitats/coral_reef/  Printables like crossword puzzles, question and research cards, graphic organizers,…

Amazing Orcas - http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/3926/coloring.html Printables, and other wonderful activities to use for the killer whale study.

A to Z Teacher Stuff - http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Ocean/  Around 20 links to lessons on different sites from pre-k through gr. 3.

Bay B. C.’s - http://www.chesapeakebay.net/pubs/bay_bcs.pdf  For Chesapeak Bay - inland bay studies, K-3.

Big Blue Bus - http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/canwaters-eauxcan/bbb-lgb/school-ecole/activities/index_e.asp  4 lessons, and links to other sites. Canadian.

Collaborative Thematic Unit - http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/ocean.htm  Lara Chapman and David Herring have created this Sea Unit for gr. K-5. Excellent ideas to pick and choose from.

Discovery School – Underwater Animals - http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/exploringunderwater/  Lessons on blubber for undersea mammals

Dive for Sea Turtles - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/kearny/turtles/  An online project for gr. 3 and up.

Dolphins - Oracles of the Sea - http://library.thinkquest.org/17963/ A think-quest for your enrichment students.

Enchanted Learning - Oceans - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/ocean/ Excellent resources to start a full in-depth learning project on the sea.

Carol's Favorite - 2005

Enchanted Learning - Sharks - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/sharks/ If you are focusing in on a specific study for your class or a small group.

Enchanted Learning - Whales - http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/whales/ Again a most excellent site tailor made for teachers of young students!

Family Education Network – Oceans - http://www.teachervision.fen.com/page/6650.html  Several ideas to implement. Annoying pop-ups, though.

Fish Lesson Links - http://www.proteacher.com/110009.shtml

Gulf of Marine Institute - http://octopus.gma.org/  A collection of over 100 web pages of information and classroom activities covering: oceans, human impact, weather, satellite imagery, remote sensing, Antarctica, global climate change, lobsters, turtles, freshwater issues and more. You have to look under the 4 categories to find the links.

International Year of the Ocean - http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov/  Even though this was in 1998, the site has been well maintained and has great resources for teachers. Lesson ideas, links, printables.

Lesson Plans and Ideas - http://www.lethsd.ab.ca/mmh/grade5/oceananimals/oceananimals.htm  From Lethbridge, a collection of resources.

Monterey Aquarium - Busy Otters - http://www.mbayaq.org/lc/teachers_place/activity_otters_busy.asp Great activities and great links listed part way down the page ...

National Sea Grant Library - http://nsgd.gso.uri.edu/  Follow the links to the Digital Library, then Education. You’ll see all kinds of lessons for different grades.

New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium Lesson Plans - http://www.njmsc.org/Education/Lesson%20Plans/Lesson_Plans.htm  This site provides 25 lesson plans that cover a variety of marine science topics including beaches, water, classification and identification, fish, sampling, currents and many more. Gr. 2 up.

Oceans - http://www.proteacher.net/archive/posts/2001/08/25/14965.html Marlena gives 4 quick lessons that are great!

OCEAN – Consortium for Oceanographic Activities for Students and Teachers - http://www.coast-nopp.org/  Go to Resource Guide, Elementary & Middle School Activities. From there are lots of choices for in-depth lessons. Better for upper primary.

Ocean Games - http://www.angelfire.com/la/kinderthemes/gocean.html Ideas for gym

Ocean of Activities - http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson193.shtml  Teacher resources and links

Oceanography Lesson Plans - http://pao.cnmoc.navy.mil/educate/neptune/lesson/lesson.htm  Integrated subject ideas.

Ocean Planet: Interdisciplinary Marine Science Activities - http://smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/ocean/main.html  The Smithsonian developed this set of lesson plans as an extension of their "Ocean Planet" exhibit. Six different multidisciplinary lesson plans are included in the online booklet, along with good background information, and student worksheets that can be downloaded and printed. Gr. 3 and up.

Ocean Unit - http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~greentown/ocean/ocean.htm  links to other sites

Oceans - A Whale of a Tale - http://www.angelfire.com/la/kinderthemes/ocean.html

Oceans Unit - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/index.htm  Shorelines, Temperate Oceans, Tropical Oceans

Reading with Swimmy - http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/ PreK2KReadingwithSwimmy.pdf prek- k 10 lessons in pdf format, ready to download.

Sea and Ocean Lesson Links - http://w3.rcs.sk.ca/ss/adaptations/ocean.htm 

Sea Life Ideas - http://www.kindercourt.com/OLD/kinfolinks/curriculum/sealife.html  A kindergarten teacher’s collection of ideas and lessons.

Sea Project - http://www.thesea.ecsd.net This telecollaborative project has great learning projects. Just look under the various classes to get ideas.

Sea Turtles - National Geographic Unit for K-2 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/09/gk2/migrationturtles.html

Sea World - http://www.seaworld.org/  Follow “Just for Teachers,” then Classroom Activities, then any topic that interests you. There are also Sea World selections from the home page.

Sea World - http://www.seaworld.org/just%2Dfor%2Dteachers/guides/ocean%2Dfriends/contents.htm 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.

Stars of the Sea - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/lvelem/seastars/Unit.html  Lessons on Sea Stars

Taha Moana - The Sea - New Zealand learning activities. http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/resources/units/taha_moana/learning_centre.html

Teachers' Resource Kit - Whales - http://www.rom.on.ca/wwatch/teachers-kit/home.html Lesson plans and links.

Treasures @ Sea - http://sln.fi.edu/fellows/fellow8/dec98/main.html  Ideas for Literature, Art, Writing, and other integrated topics as well as links.

Under the Sea - http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/02_1_UnderSea.pdf  Gr. 1  15 page pdf file to download, includes 7 lessons.

Under the Sea - Kinderkorner - http://www.kinderkorner.com/underthesea.html Excellent integrated unit!

Under the Sea – Ocean and Sea Life - http://www.teachingheart.net/literatureactivocean.html  Literature and Activities that Match. Ideas and projects for Rainbow Fish, Swimmy, Hermit the Crab, My Very Own Octopus, Big Al, Comet’s Nine Lives, My Friend Whale, Whales, Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor, Harry by the Sea, Humphrey the Lost Whale.

Under the Deep Blue Sea - http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=245  6 lessons geared for K-2

Under the Sea Theme - http://www.stepbystepcc.com/sea.html Fingerplays, crafts, games ...

Under the Sea Unit - http://www.geocities.com/sseagraves/underthesea.htm  Good ideas, but it operates through Yahoo, so you have that annoying pop-up on each page that you have to close to get the full page view.

Whales - A Thematic Unit - http://library.thinkquest.org/17963/ Using Internet resources, an entire unit has been prepared.

Whales Lesson Plans and Units - http://www.state.sd.us/deca/DDN4Learning/ThemeUnits/Whales/lesson.htm  Links to different sites

Woods Hole – Sea K-12 Lesson Plans - http://www.sea.edu/k12LessonPlans/k12pgmtop.htm  Includes nautical science, marine biology, oceanography, and marine ecology. Lessons are clearly marked for grade levels.

List Serve Mailing - February 19, 2005