Introduction: Prior to beginning the lesson: (1) Cut out and laminate Vocabulary Cards for display in the classroom; (2) Photocopy Ocean Zone Image onto transparency paper for the overhead projector; (3) Photocopy Ocean Animals (1 per student).
Group Size: Whole Class
Students will be able to:
· Identify the four zones of the ocean.
· Name characteristics of each ocean zone.
· Identify animals that live in each ocean zone.
Materials: Vocabulary Cards (see attachment), Ocean Zone Image (see attachment), Ocean Animals (see attachment), large white construction paper (1 sheet per student), different shades of blue crayons, crayons, scissors, glue.
1. Tell students: Today you are going to make a model of the ocean. Who remembers how many zones are in the ocean? Does anybody remember the names of the Zones? Call on students to answer.
2. Display Ocean Zone Image on the overhead projector. Tell students: You are each going to make a picture that looks like this.
3. Distribute a piece of large white construction paper to each student. Model for students how to draw and label the four ocean zones using four different shades of blue.
4. Distribute a copy of Ocean Animals to each student. Instruct students to color, cut and glue the animals to the appropriate ocean zone on their illustration.
5. Display student work in the classroom for the remainder of the Oceans Alive! unit.
Modifications: For students with special needs, provided one-on-one assistance as necessary.
Assessment: Direct students to turn to a classmate and share one thing they learned today.
Benchmark or Standards:
National Science Education Standards
NS.K-4.1 Science as Inquiry – As a result of the activities in Grades K-4, all students should develop:
· Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry.
· Understanding about scientific inquiry.
NS.K-4.3 Life Science– As a result of the activities in Grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:
· Organisms and environments.
NS.K-4.4 Earth Science– As a result of the activities in Grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:
· Properties of Earth materials.