The Very Busy Teachers store on Teachers Pay Teachers presents this ocean thematic unit. This unit is designed for use with grades 3-4-5 and has 37 pages of activities and worksheets.
1. The Ocean – includes a comprehension passage providing facts and information about the oceans of the world. Students will answer the page of comprehension questions.
2. Zones of the Ocean - students will read the facts and information sheet on the Epipelagic (Sunlight) Zone, Mesopelagic (Twilight) Zone, Bathypelagic (Midnight) Zone, Abyssopelagic Zone and the Hadalpelagic Zone. They will then answer the comprehension questions on the worksheet
3. Ocean Wordsearch - this wordsearch consists of finding the names of the oceans and the ocean zones.
4. Under The Sea Similes - students will ‘fill in the blanks’ in the sentences using the ocean words provided to make a simile.
5. The Amazing Octopus Comprehension - students will read the facts and information passage provided and answer the comprehension questions. They will also write one fact about the octopus on each of the tentacles on the diagram of an octopus provided.
6. Create an Ocean Animal - students will combine two ocean animals and draw a picture of their new animal in the box provided. They will then give their morphed animal a name and describe its adaptations.
7. Buried Treasure - students will imagine that they have found a buried treasure map. They will then draw an X to mark where the treasure is located on the map provided, and then draw at least five obstacles they must overcome to get to the treasure. When they are finished they will write a story about their treasure hunting adventure.
8. Sea Creature Multiplication – students will solve five ocean animal multiplication word problems.
9. A Message In A Bottle - In April of 2012, a Scottish found the oldest message ever floating in a bottle at sea. The bottle and its message had been floating in the ocean for over 97 years! Students will imagine they were stuck on a desert island. They will then write a message to put in a bottle and illustrate it in the box provided.
10. Ocean Patterns - students will draw the ocean animal that would come next in each pattern sequence provided.
11. Ocean Animal Report – Students will choose an ocean animal they would like to learn more about and complete an ocean animal report below. Research questions and report format are provided in the worksheets
12. Coloration - students will learn that one of the ways fish adapt to their environment is through their coloration. They will decorate each picture of the fish to match the type of coloration indicated. Coloration traits covered are camouflage, countershading, disruptive coloration, false eye spots, red coloration and warning coloration.
13. Dolphins and Sharks – students will read a fact and information passage and then compare and contrast dolphins and sharks using a Venn Diagram.
14. Ocean Animal Comparisons - students will use the numbers in the box provided to fill in the sentences. They will compare and contrast using measurement
15. Beneath the Sea - students will draw what a scuba diver may see through his goggles as he dives and explores the sea.
16. Lunch – A Food Chain Game - students will play this game to learn about the food chain in the ocean.
17. Sink or Float – Science Experiment - students will complete this experiment to learn more about buoyancy and density. Background information and directions are provided. They will complete a sink or float record sheet, tally chart and write their conclusion.
Included in this ocean thematic unit are all relevant Answer Keys.