Ocean Layers, Floor and Environments

Kristen Vibas
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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50 pages
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Kristen Vibas


Oceans vocabulary cards, assessments, LOTS of activities, a fun SCOOT Game, note pages, graphic organizers, interactive notebook and foldable activities and MORE!

Vocabulary Cards– use as a word wall, matching game, sorting activity, flashcards, or a fun "Quiz, Quiz, Trade" game. The cards include 27 vocabulary terms, each with a brief description or definition, a visual representation, or both. Word wall header included!

Terms covered: continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise, abyssal plain, ocean trench, mid ocean ridge, wave, tide, current, runoff, slope, Sunlit Zone, Twilight Zone, Midnight Zone, erosion, sediment, depth, temperature, salinity, phytoplankton, zooplankton, photosynthesis, producer, consumer, decomposer, food chain, and food web

Assessments- 2 quizzes: combine for one large unit assessment, or break up into 2 smaller assessments.
*Format and language is simplified on both assessments to support ELL, SPED and SPL students.*

- Foldable Activities: Ocean Layers, Ocean Movements, Ocean Environments
- Interactive Notebook Activities - Ocean Floor, Food Web, Ocean Layers, Ocean
- Ocean Layers Sort (great for an alternative assessment)
- Oceans Vocabulary Booklet
- Oceans Environment Note Page and Graphic Organizer (temperature, salinity and
- Ocean Movements Note Page and Graphic Organizer (waves, tides, currents)
- Oceans "Can - Have - Are" graphic organizer
- Writing activity- students write about exploring the ocean layers
- Illustration activity- 3 layers of the ocean
- Oceans Word Search- great for early finishers

*Answer keys included!

*PLUS Oceans SCOOT Game - a fun and engaging review game for the whole class. Directions, 24 game cards, student answer sheet, and an answer key are included. Use as intended, or as TASK CARDS in a Science center.

Your students will have a LOT of fun learning about Oceans with these engaging and meaningful activities!

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Animals: Extension Activities
Animals: Leveled Reading Passages and Activities

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