Use these activities as a supplement to your curriculum or stand-alone learning opportunities. Use them for advanced 3rd grade groups or 4th and 5th grades.
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Included in this collection are six activities to enhance your study of oceans, marine mammals, or whales. These activities are charged with critical thinking skills and include hands-on, visual explorations for our 21st Century Learners. The activities are referenced to several Common Core State Standards in math and literacy for your convenience and include exercises to help your students prepare for state testing in math and reading.
3D Art and Fraction Addition: Students create a 3D version of a whale’s tail rising up out of the ocean and discuss what portion of the whale is not seen under the water.
Fluking Whale Math Prompt: An excellent exercise to get ready for state testing, students must use mathematical thinking (fractions) and represent their responses graphically in order to score well with this prompt.
Humpback Whale Identification: Students create whale flukes and name their whales based on the fluke’s markings. Practice with metaphors.
Whale Watching Literacy: Students read a narrative (included) about a whale watching tour and then create a short, constructed response through critical thinking and clear expository writing. Good practice for state testing in reading and writing.
Dolphin After School Adventures: Students explore connotations and metaphors as they design a logo for an after school program.
Blue Whales Math and Measurement: Students are challenged to use alternative measurement to show the size of a blue whale—both graphically and physically.