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95 resources with the concept ocean habitats

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Build Your Own Ocean Ecosystem

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Hold the sea in the palm of your hand! Amateur oceanographers work together to create models of an ocean ecosystem in the sixth and final installment in a series. Raise awareness of global ocean health issues through guided research,...
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Calling All Explorers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let's get moving! The second installment of a 2-part series of six adventures helps learners take part in individual explorations by sea and by land. After navigating the waters in an informative WebQuest, groups create and hide their...
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Endangered Species Origami

For Students 3rd - 5th
Make sea turtle or whale origami in a hands-on activity that provides instructions for folding and facts for learning about each.
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Motion from the Ocean

For Students 3rd - 5th
Create a fish mobile using cardboard and string to hang in the classroom while studying ocean life. Each printable requires pupils to cut out two of the same fish to create consistency on the front and back.
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The Thermal Layers of Oceans

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
How much does the sun heat up a lake or ocean? Scholars use a cup and a strong lamp to investigate the heat transfer and thermal layers in the ocean to come up with the answer. They collect data and graph it in order to better understand...
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Discover Our Ocean

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
A very informative interactive presents ocean zones, estuaries, hot water vents, phytoplankton, coral reefs, sea turtles, kelp forests, and all things that thrive in the ocean.
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Let's Learn the Ocean Zones!

For Students K - 5th Standards
How many zones are in the ocean and how did they get their names? Join the dolphin scientists in their exploration of the different zones in the ocean and the kinds of animals living in them.
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Make the Ocean in a Jar!

For Students K - 5th Standards
What's the most fun thing to do in an ocean unit? An ocean project! Join Jessi as she recreates the ocean zones in a glass jar while teaching viewers about the characteristics and types of animals that live in each.
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8 Strange New Deep Sea Creatures

For Students 9th - 12th
Somewhere between 15,000 and 18,000 new species are identified each year. This video highlights eight of the recent discoveries that live in the deep sea beginning with the aptly named ninja lanternshark and moving on to the more mundane...
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Life in an Ocean World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does the shell color of crabs and the habitat they live in impact the predator-prey relationship? The fourth lesson in a series of five is a game where participants try not to get eaten if they are a prey and try to eat if they are...
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Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – How Diverse is That?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When judging diversity of an ecosystem, both species evenness and species richness must contribute. After a discussion of diversity and a guided example using the Shannon-Weaver function, scholars use the same function on two other...
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Life is Weird!

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
A pool of brine in the deep sea can be up to four times as salty as the surrounding sea water. The deep sea ecosystem relies on chemosynthesis and the organisms that live there are often strange to us. The lesson plan focuses on...
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – Entering the Twilight Zone

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Imagine an ecosystem without any light or oxygen, where living things convert carbon dioxide into food. This ecosystem is thriving and might just be the largest ecosystem on our planet, yet we know very little about it. The lesson...
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What If There Were No Sharks?

For Students 6th - 12th
Humans kill 3.17 sharks per second. Sharks kill, on average, six humans per year. The video offers many facts based on real science and proven numbers. Not sensationalized or click bait, a refreshing change from a lot of what we see on...
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Why Are Sharks so Awesome?

For Students 7th - 10th
Sharks are amazing! They can heat their own blood, they can sense even the faintest of electrical currents, and their sense of smell is is acute. Rather than wanting to eradicate this species, class members can educate others as a result...
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Why Do Whales Sing?

For Students 6th - 12th
Although little is know about why whales sing, researchers are developing theories that explain how whales are able to vocalize. Viewers get a short course in whale song and even get to listen to recordings of the haunting melodies...
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Protecting the Critical Habitat of the Manatee and Loggerhead Turtle

For Teachers 1st Standards
Explore ocean habitats with a activity that showcases the home of manatees and loggerhead turtles in Belize. Here, pupils compare and contrast the homes of ocean animals to those of humans, listen to an original short story about the...
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Animal Habitats

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Explore animal habitats and reinforce speaking, listening, reading comprehension, and writing skills with a unit that focuses on the Arctic, desert, ocean, prairie, and rainforest. Enthusiastic scientists read informational text to...
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Shark Facts

For Students 5th Standards
Chomp chomp! Learn about the toothiest members of the fish family with a short reading passage about sharks. It details the way sharks are different from people, encourages learners to use context clues for unfamiliar words, and provides...
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Whales and Fish: Creatures of the Deep

For Students 5th Standards
Practice comparing and contrasting details in informational text with a reading passage about whales. It explains the ways that fish and whales are similar, as well as the ways they are different, and specific characteristics of various...
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Teaching Habitats

For Teachers 1st Standards
What makes up a habitat? Use this resource to engage first graders in the exploration of desert, wetland, forest, and ocean habitats. Youngsters classify plants and animals into the four distinct habitats through drawings and cutting and...
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The Life Hydrologic

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What effect does the hydrosphere have on the biosphere? What's going on below the surface of the ocean? As one goes deeper into the ocean, habitats, temperatures, pressure, and the types of living organisms change. This is the focus of a...
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California Kelp Forest Restoration

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
This unit is so cool, you won't be able to "kelp" yourself! Intended for all grades, this science and activity guide for teachers offers a unique opportunity to understand kelp's role as a valuable ecological resource. Teachers and...
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Ocean Life

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Our oceans are composed of many complex relationships. Young oceanographers explore relationships between organisms, understand the world ocean's currents, and discover the effects of water pollution and how it behaves. There are three...