This unit will give students an overview of oceans. Using hands-on experiments that follow the scientific method, students will learn about currents, tides, ocean zones, and the characteristics of ocean water. Students will also learn about plant and animal life in the ocean, exploring the current dangers of pollution and over-fishing.

Lessons include:

  • Lesson #1: Where are the World's Oceans?
  • Lesson #2: What Kin of Water is in the Ocean?
  • Lesson #3: How Dense is Salt Water?
  • Lesson #4: Movement in the Ocean
  • Lesson #5: Ocean Currents
  • Lesson #6: Ocean Zones (Part I)
  • Lesson #7: Ocean Zones (Part 2)
  • Lesson #8: Ocean Food Chain
  • Lesson #9: Where do Ocean Animals Live?
  • Lesson #10: Research Report (Part 1)
  • Lesson #11: Research Report (Part 2)
  • Lesson #12: Threats to Ocean Life
  • Lesson #13: Final Review and Assessment

Unit Resources include:

  • Vocabulary Cards
  • KWL Chart
  • World Map
  • Venn Diagram
  • How Dense is Salt Water?
  • Shore Image
  • What Makes a Wave?
  • What Causes Ocean Currents?
  • Ocean Zone Image
  • Ocean Zones
  • Ocean Animals
  • Food Chain Example
  • Ocean Food Chain
  • Ocean Animals 2
  • Animal Research Report
  • Final Assessment

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This guide provides an overview of the entire unit, including unit objectives, unit calendar, best practices, and standards. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will use a map to identify the oceans of the world. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will explore salt water. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will continue to explore salt water. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will learn about tides and waves. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Lesson #5: Ocean Currents

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Students will learn about ocean currents. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will learn about the zones of the ocean. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will make a model of the ocean zones and learn about animal life in each zone. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will make a model of an ocean food chain. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will learn about different ocean habitats around the world. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will use the internet to research an ocean animal. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will use information from the internet to write a report. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will learn about current threats to ocean life, such as pollution and overfishing. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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Students will review all unit concepts and take a final assessment. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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This folder contains all printable resources for the unit Oceans Alive!, including vocabulary cards, maps, and experiment sheets. This resource is part of the Oceans Alive! collection.
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