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Ocean Explorers: Diving Deep Into Science

Studying the ocean is a favorite among students and teachers alike.  The beauty, vastness, variety, and mystery make oceanography an amazing science unit for all ages.  With water covering over 75% of our planet, it's important for children living on the coast or far from it to know about these marvelous ecosystems.



Get the Ocean fun started with some adorable projects we found on Pinterest

1. These beautiful sea horses are made from colored popcorn, check it out what a fun idea from ~CRAFT

2. Make your ocean unit come alive with this adorable octopus. Made from styrofoam cups and some construction paper. ~ Danielle's Place 

3. Practice those ocean themed sight words using a tray filled with sand, Have students trace their word in the sand. ~Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten

4. Make I Spy Ocean sensory bags, add a few shells, small ocean animals, glitter into a baggie filled with gel. Students can find hidden items and write down what they find. ~Simply Sprout

5. Make an aquarium and have students label their fish ~The Kinder-Wife

6. Have students depict what lives in each of the three zones of the ocean.

Check out all of these ideas and more on our Ocean themed PINTEREST Board

We are super excited to release our first Simply Science kits for the primary and intermediate classrooms.  These Ocean Explorer kits are an underwater adventure of hands on science, writing, reading, vocabulary, and more.  They're eye catching for students, but full of standards based learning for the teacher's to dive into.

Check out our
Ocean Explorers

 

 
This Primary Kit includes 115 pages of Thematic Ocean Fun!

Kit Contents:
Writing Prompt

Ocean Habitats: Fill in the Blank with Ocean Vocabulary
(provided in color and bw copy)

Fish Discovery Writing Activity
(provided in color and bw copy)

Ocean Animal Discovery Pages
(provided in color and bw copy)
clam, crab, dolphin, jellyfish, octopus, seahorse, shark, starfish, stingray, whale

Ocean Animals: Can Have Are Activity Pages
(provided in color and bw copy)
clam, crab, dolphin,fish, jellyfish, octopus,sea turtle, seahorse, shark, starfish, stingray, whale

Ocean Animal Exploration Graphic Organizers
(provided in color and bw copy)
crab, shark, dolphin

My Ocean Book (Cut & Paste activity Book)
(provided in color and bw copy)
clam, crab,fish, octopus,shark, sea turtle, whale

Vocabulary Word Wall Headers A-Z

Ocean Themed Vocabulary Cards

 

This interactive and standards based science kit is a valuable resources for the intermediate classroom.

 The Ocean Explorers kit includes:
Ocean Habitats: Fill in the Blank with Ocean Vocabulary
(provided in color and bw copy)

Fish Designer Science Activity
(provided in color and bw copy)

Ocean Animal Discovery Pages
(provided in color and bw copy)
clam, crab, dolphin, jellyfish, octopus, seahorse, shark, starfish, stingray, whale

Under the Sea: A Study of Endangered Ocean Life

Simply Science Lab: Why Saltwater Doesn’t Freeze

Simply Science Lab: Water Displacement

Science Reading Comprehension and Questions: How Do Fish Float and Sink

Science Reading Comprehension and Questions: A Living Reef

Comparing and Contrasting Sharks and Dolphins

Seven writing prompts
A combination of narrative, expository, and persuasive writing prompts
(provided in color and bw copy)

Ocean Animal Exploration Graphic Organizers
(provided in color and bw copy)

Vocabulary Word Wall Headers A-Z

Ocean Themed Vocabulary Cards


We hope you take a dive into our latest resources for the classroom!




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