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HUGE Ocean Animals Lesson

Dive in to this fun Ocean Animals Lesson filled with fascinating information about the oceans, whales, star fish, sharks, and more amazing creatures. You will find engaging text, ocean science experiments, ocean printables, ocean worksheets, ocean life cycles, printable under the sea crafts, label the anatomy, report templates, creative writing prompts, beautiful color flashcards, sea animals coloring pages, and so much more for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade science lessons.

Dive in to this HUGE Ocean Animals Lesson filled with fascinating information about the oceans, whales, star fish, sharks, and more amazing creatures. You will find engaging text, ocean science experiments, ocean printables, ocean worksheets, ocean life cycles, printable under the sea crafts, label the anatomy, report templates, creative writing prompts, beautiful color flashcards, sea animals coloring pages, and so much more for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade science lessons.

Ocean Animals Lesson

This huge, 250+ pages of ocean printables in this  Ocean Animals Lesson plans will allow you to learn all about the ocean and all about aquatic animals. There are 7 units filled with ocean worksheets to allow you to more closely examine the wide variety of aquatic animals on our planet – from whales to sea urchin. Use this fun homeschool science unit as a semester long science curriculum complete with easy to understand information, fun worksheets, video links, science experiments, cute clipart, printable crafts, report templates, creative writing prompts, and tests. Of if you prefer, add these engaging science activities as a supplement to your zoology / biology lessons, summer schooling, following your child’s interest, creating a fascinating science center, or planning for next years homeschool science lesson – you are going to love this fun, interesting, and thorough lesson! This aquatic animals for kids unit has tons of options making it perfect for the whole family  – from kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8 – there is truly something for everyone!

You can print the pages and have children color the cute clipart as you go or save money by reading from your laptop. Print the under the sea worksheets, crafts, templates, etc. as you need them. Print as many as you need for your family!

Huge 250 page all about the ocean lesson for kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8

1 -All About the Ocean

Lesson one will give you an overview of the largest animal habitat – water! 97% of the water in our world is found in the oceans: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arctic Oceans. Learn the differences between salt water, fresh water, and brackish water.  Discover the continental shelf and abyssal plains. Make ocean currents come alive for kids with some fun science experiments. Get an overview of ocean animals and how they are classified as nektonic, benthic, or sessile.  Finally learn how filter feeders clean the water, food chains, and test your knowledge of what you’ve learned.

HINT: This introduction to the Ocean for Kids Unit is only found in our Ocean Animals Lesson!

All About Whales & Dolphins

2 – All About Whales & Dolphins

Continue learning about the oceans for kids as you learn about the largest animals on earth. Whales have a tongue that weighs more than most cars, a heart as big as a Volkswagen Beetle, and they spend most of their life in parts of the ocean no person can ever see.  Even though whales can dive thousands of feet below the surface of the ocean, they are mammals and must breath air just like you and me or they would drown. Join us on a fascinating study about these marine mammals.

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Marine Zoology Lesson on seals, sea lions, and walrus

3 – All About Pinnipeds

In the next of our ocean animals lesson plans you will learn about the marine mammals that have front and rear flippers – seals, true seals, sea lions, and walruses. These animals have big bulky bodies and a thick layer of blubber to keep them warm in cold waters. While their large bodies weigh over 1000 pounds,  they are great swimmers.  Learn about Harp seal life cycles and walrus life cycles. Then explore the coasts where these large aquatic mammals make their rookeries to bear about one pup a year. Try a science experiment to discover why blubber keeps them warm. In addition to engaging text and worksheets, kids will be excited to make a printable seal craft and play Pinniped BINGO game for review.

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All About Sea Turtles

4 – All About Sea Turtles

In this lesson you will learn all about herps. Herps are creeping, crawling creatures that move about on their bellies. Learn science terms like ectothermic, oviparous,  viviparous, and brumation as you get to know more about sea turtles, sea snakes, frogs, toads, and salamanders. Compare and contrast aquatic amphibians the frog and toad, discover the sea turtle life cycle, label the tadpole anatomy, make a frog life cycle printable craft, fill in worksheets like true and false, colour cute coloring pages, look for clues in the text, fill out report templates, use creative writing prompts, and take a test to find out what you’ve learned.

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Fish for kids lesson plan filled with tons of fun information and facts including shape, camouflage, life cycles, label anatomy, tests, experiments on swim bladder / buoyancy, lateral lines, and more!

5 – All About Fish, Sharks, & Rays

Fish come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some look like rocks while others look like snakes, some have huge mouths with sharp teeth and others can fly! While we don’t have time to talk about the 28,000 different species of fish scientists know about, we will take a look at the types of features fish have, bony fish, fish defenses, fish shapes, spawning, sharks, and various rays. Did you know that about 40% of sharks will lay the eggs in an egg case called a mermaid’s purse? In addition to the interesting facts, tests, worksheets, fish life cycle, shark life cycle, shark anatomy, fish anatomy, coloring pages and more – make a printable shark craft and All About Sharks book.

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Worksheets and lesson on mollusks, crustaceans, and cephalopods for kids!

6 – All About Crustaceans, Mollusks, and Cephalopods

Crustaceans are animals whose bodies are made of segments, a tough outer shell, two pairs of antennae, and limbs that are jointed. Most crustaceans spend a good part of their lives crawling along the bottom of streams, rivers, and the ocean.  Learn how their exoskeleton is made of calcium carbonate and eat the layer they molt.  Discover their three mouth parts, body parts (including cephalothorax and abdomen), carapace, and 2 sets of antennae.  Crustacean animals include lobsters, crayfish, crabs, shrimp, krill, barnacles, and horseshoe crabs.

Mollusks are soft, slimy creatures with squishy bodies. Every seashell you find on the beach was made by a mollusk,  but not all mollusks make shells.  Learn about the mantle, siphon tubes, pearls, and the animal that drills into other mollusk shells. Some examples of mollusks include snails, slugs, oysters, clams, mussels, sea slugs, and others.

Another type of mollusk in a category of its own is a kids favorite – Cephalopods. You probably know them better as octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and nautilus.  These intelligent invertebrates can change colors in a split second, change the shape of their body to fit in small cracks, have three hearts that pump blood, powered by jet propulsion, and even make their own ink.

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Learn All About Jellyfish, Star Fish, Sea Anemones, Coral, and more in this engaging, printable science lesson for K-8th graders! Cute clilpart, worskheets, crafts, tests, coloring pages, life cycles, writing prompts, and so much more!

7 – All About Echinoderms & Cnidarians

Echinoderms are sea animals with spiny skin. Animals in this group include sea cucumbers, feather stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sand dollars, and starfish. All these spiny-skinned creatures have some things in common: no eyes, no brain, and tube feet. In addition, they have tube feet, radial symmetry, can clone themselves, and many other interesting features.

Cnidarians are boneless, brainless, eyeless, and footless; they mostly are made up of a mouth and tentacles. Some have tentacles that hang below them called medusae, while others wave above them called polyps. Explore the coral reef including jellyfish, sea anemone, coral, and more.

See our  All About Jellyfish, Starfish, Sea Anemone, Coral, and other Echinoderms & Cnidarians Lesson or buy it individually.

Ocean Unit - huge, 250+ page Ocean Animals Lesson will allow you to learn about the ocean and aquatic animals. There are 7 units to allow you to more closely examine the wide variety of aquatic animals on our planet - from whales to sea urchin. Use this fun science unit as a semester long science curriculum complete with easy to understand information, fun worksheets, video links, science experiments, cute clipart, printable crafts, report templates, creative writing prompts, and tests. Of if you prefer, add these engaging science activities as a supplement to your zoology / biology lessons, summer schooling, following your child's interest, creating a fascinating science center, or planning for next years homeschool science lesson - you are going to love this fun, interesting, and thorough lesson! This aquatic animals for kids unit has tons of options making it perfect for the whole family  - from kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, grade 7, and grade 8 - there is truly something for everyone!

 

For use in a classroom or co-op, please purchase the teacher licensed version.

Because of the sheer amount of time this resource took to create, there is a small fee to purchase this HUGE pack filled with over 250 pages of aquatic fun! But you know me, my heart is to keep things as inexpensive as I can for families. So this amazing unit for you to Learn about Zoology – Aquatic Animals is only $10!

If you prefer, you can purchase individual units by clicking on the images above.  The Ocean unit is only available in the bundle. Also, please note the discounted price to purchase the entire series together =)

** Please note this is a printable unit. You will not be mailed any physical product. As this is a downloadable product, no refunds will be given.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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