This marine life unit was inspired by Finding Dory. In Finding the True Stars of the Ocean, your students will learn scientific information about all the real life animals that inspired the characters from the movie.
What you get:
-Over twenty (1) one-page species profile fact sheets with accompanying illustrations of all the marine life found on the big screen including: Clownfish, Blue tangs, yellow tangs, Porcupinefish, Butterflyfish, Damselfish, Cleaner Wrasses, Rockfish, Octopuses, Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, Sea Turtles, Spotted Rays, Sea Lions, Sea Otters and more.
-Introduction to taxonomy
-Marine Habitat articles about the Coral Reef and Kelp Forest
-Marine conservation articles
-Fish Anatomy Poster
Students will learn about species’ feeding habits, coloration, anatomy, body design, and their role in the underwater ecosystem. Important ecological principals covered include: symbiosis, the effects of collecting fish for the aquarium trade, reef etiquette and conservation. Including these topics is intended to help children make better decisions about the world we live in.
The articles are best suited for 3-5th grade reading level, but teachers will find that reading the articles to the students while they color the illustrations is a great way to reduce classroom stress while reinforcing the topics covered. Reading the articles to the students is recommended for 1st & 2nd grade.