Thematic Units - Ocean

Ocean

You will find various Lesson Plans on the top portion of this page.
Further down, you will find Web Sites.
We have a page full of Books that you can order directly from Amazon.com!


Lesson Plans

Jan Brett's Homepage Grades Various
Find seashell bookmarks, coloring pages and instructions for making a sailor's bracelet.
Check out the http://www.janbrett.com/piggybacks/piggybacks_comet.htm Piggy Back section for Comet's Nine.

Ocean Science Activities for Kids Grades Various
"Fun ocean science activities are a perfect way to spend time at the beach or prepare for a trip to the ocean!"

Ocean Science Fair Projects Grades Various
Find project ideas.

Ocean Unit Grade K-1
This PDF contains a full unit for younger students.

STEM Works - Under the Sea Grades Various
Collection of lessons that will bring the ocean to your classroom.

Under the Sea Grades Primary
An ocean and sea life unit.

Whales & Ocean Life Grade 3
In cooperative groups, students will learn facts about various species of whales (humpback, gray, killer, etc.)

**DON'T FORGET...SOME OF THE WEB SITES ALSO CONTAIN LESSON PLANS**

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Web Sites

Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate
This site contains information of the goals to gather information about temperatures in the ocean in order to verify existing climate models, and to assess the potential effects of low frequency sound transmissions on marine mammals and sea turtles.

International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP)
Polar Science Center-Applied Physics Laboratory-University of Washington
The IABP maintains a network of automatic data buoys in the Arctic Basin which monitor synoptic-scale fields of pressure, temperature, and ice motion to support real-time operations and meteorological and oceanographic research.

International Year of the Ocean (1998)
Even though 1998 was the International Year of the Ocean, this is an incredible site! It contains an unlimited amount of resources and information.Be sure to check out the Kids'& Teachers' Corner!

IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library
The IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library contains a wide variety of earth science data, primarily oceanographic and atmospheric datasets.

Ocean Worlds
A NASA resource.

Physical Oceanography From Space
Describes how satellites measure oceanographic parameters such as sea surface height and temperature, and how these measurements are used by NASA scientists.

SeaWeb
A multimedia project designed to raise awareness of the world ocean and the life within it.

SeaWorld
Check out SeaWorld's home page for ideas!

Turning the Tide on Trash
A Learning Guide on Marine Debris

Virtual Marine Education Center
Here students and teachers can find information and on-line resources for learning about the marine environment.

WhaleNet - Teacher Resources
It has information on professional development, lesson plans, and web sites.

WhaleTimes
WhaleTimes will take you on an adventure to the ocean. Do you like seals, sharks, penguins and whales? Then you're going to love WhaleTimes. Find out how your favorite animals survive in the sea. What they eat, where they live and much more.

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Books

The Teacher's Corner has hand selected a bunch of books for our Ocean Unit that you can find at great prices on Amazon.com

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