Very Busy Teachers this ocean thematic unit presented on our Teachers Pay Teachers store consists of 32 pages and is suitable for use with grades 1 and 2 and advanced learners in Kindergarten.
This ocean thematic unit includes the following worksheets and activities:
1. The Ocean – students will learn the names, locations and facts about the oceans of the world. They are asked to count and color the oceans on a picture map.
2. Zones Of The Ocean - students are provided with a reading passage and map representation of the Sunlight Zone, Twilight Zone, Midnight Zone, the Abyss and the Hadal Zone. They are then asked to cut out an unlabeled picture of the zones of the ocean as well as name cards provided and place each zone in the correct order on the picture.
3. Ocean Wordsearch - students will find marine life names in the wordsearch.
4. Under The Sea Similes - students will learn about similes and complete the ‘fill in the blanks’ worksheet.
5. The Amazing Octopus – students will read the passage all about the octopus and are asked to underline the word octopus. They will then color one tentacle on the picture provided each time they find the word ‘octopus’.
6. Create an Ocean Animal - students are asked to combine two ocean animals and draw a picture of their ‘new’ animal. They are then asked to name their animal, write a description of it and how it survives in the ocean.
7. Buried Treasure - students are provided with a blank treasure map. They are asked to put an X on the map to mark the treasure and then place information on the map about three ocean obstacles they had to overcome to find the treasure. They are then to write a story about their treasure hunt.
8. Sea Creature Addition – students will solve world problems about four different sea creatures.
9. Message In A Bottle - students will write and illustrate a message they would put in a bottle.
10. Ocean Patterns – students are provided with 5 pictorial sequences of ocean animals and will cut out and place the next animal in each sequence.
11. Ocean Animal Report – students will choose an ocean animal they would like to learn more about, after finding the relevant information they are given five writing prompts facts to choose their answers from and then will write a report about the interesting facts they have discovered about their chosen animal.
12. Coloration - students are provided with information about how marine life uses coloration to hide from predators. They are asked to color the picture of a reef, draw some marine life that may live there and color them the relevant colors so they are able to hide.
13. Dolphins and Sharks – students are asked to compare and contrast dolphins and sharks from the information provided and then complete some short statements by using d for dolphins, s for sharks and b for both.
14. Ocean Animal Comparisons – students are to use answers provided to fill in the sentences about different ocean animals.
15. Beneath The Sea – students are asked to draw what a scuba diver would see through his goggles beneath the sea. An example is provided.
16. Lunch – A Food Chain Game - this game will provide students with an understanding of the food chain in ocean life.
17. Science Experiment – Salt vs Fresh Water – students are provided with background information. The experiment covers the relationship between density and buoyancy. Included – Background information and directions, float and egg record sheet, tally chart and observation sheet and conclusion.
This ocean thematic unit has all relevant answer keys included and all writing activities have appropriately lined pages.