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Word Search: Common Marine Mammals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young oceanographers find these common marine mammals in a word search. Each of the eighteen mammals has a bright, but accurate representation of each on the worksheet. Also, there is an answer key at the bottom. Well done!
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Common Marine Mammals

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Common marine mammals are found in this word search. Mammals include; sea lion, bottlenose dolphin, white-sided dolphin and more. The extremely colorful and accurate drawings of each of the animals make this more than just your average...
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Protect Our Marine Life

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Encourage water conservation and boost art skills with a hands-on activity that challenges young painters to create a scene highlighting marine life. Using oil pastels, scholars draw an underwater scene and write a tip for viewers to...
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Marine Mammal Diving Reflex

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss marine mammal diving reflex, and measure pulse rate while holding their breath under three conditions: control, warm water, and ice water to determine if humans exhibit marine mammal diving reflex.
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Who Am I?: Marine Mammals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this science worksheet, students will identify 12 different marine mammals. Each animal is realistically depicted in a color illustration.
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Planning Your Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make it a great proposal! Class members play the role of marine scientists and choose from a variety of whales considered endangered they would like to study. Scholars then create applications for permits to conduct research of the...
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The Sights and Sounds of Orcas

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students investigate the orca whale. They participate in an online Webquest, listen to whale vocalizations online, answer discussion questions, and locate and read newspaper articles on marine mammals and orca whales.
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Oddball Out: Birds, Fishes, Marine Mammals

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, learners analyze 4 animal pictures in a row. Students circle the animal which is different from the others. There are 4 rows of pictures. Answers are provided upside down at the bottom of the page.
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Who am I?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
A matching activity on some common marine mammals is here for you. In it, 12 animals such as polar bears and seals are found. Each of the animals has a colorful and accurate picture associated with it. The bonus question at the bottom...
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The Lovable (and Lethal) Sea Lion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What lives in the ocean, has ears, walks on all fours, and can reach a top speed of 18 miles an hour? Why, the sea lion, of course! A cute, animated video introduces viewers to the majestic aquatic mammal.
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Which Mammal Group?

For Students 5th - 8th
In this mammals worksheet, students match 6 animal pictures to one of the six common mammal groups such as marsupials, rodents, and primates.
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Thermoregulation in Marine Mammals

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate how mammals maintain a fairly constant body temperature under various conditions by engaging in an animal classification activity. They experiment with Crisco in gloved hands and icy water to understand the...
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The Marine Mammal Brain

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study marine mammals. In this research based lesson, students examine the characteristics and behaviors of marine mammals. They answer a series of questions using the Internet and create a poster to demonstrate their understand.
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Common Marine Mammals Word Search

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
For this science worksheet, students find the names of 20 common marine mammals in a word search puzzle. The word bank has a detailed color drawing of each mammal.
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Wonderful Whales

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Primary marine biologists consider the largest living animals on Earth, the whales. Introduce them to general anatomy, unique adaptations, and behaviors. Teach them to sing a song that will help them remember some of these facts....
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Whale Song Acrostic

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What do whales sing about? Invite your class to imagine the thoughts of whales before writing acrostic poems on the topic. The plan blends together a bit of life science with plenty of opportunities for creativity and writing.
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Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. Explore its origins, organisms, and contributing rivers with this PowerPoint. It opens with several slides of general information on the formation of estuaries, then it...
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Ocean Pollution & its Effect on Aquatic Animals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students consider the concept of ocean pollution. In this ocean instructional activity, students participate in a hands-on demonstration in order to replicate an oil spill and its effects on marine life.
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Sea Creatures Coloring Pages

For Students Pre-K - K
In this coloring worksheet, learners color large cartoon-style drawings of sea creatures including shellfish, sharks, fish, turtles and marine mammals. There are 15 drawings here, one per page.
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What's A Mammal?

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine mammals understanding what a mammal is and reviewing the eleven mammal groups. In this science lesson plan, students play a game known as Mystery Mammal Game. Yet, first students research about the mammal and then give...
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Classifying Commercial Marine Species

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate taxonomy. They explore some of the commercial marine species caught in Magdalena Bay and develop a classification system for presented animals.
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Sonar and Marine Mammals

For Students 6th - 9th
In this marine science worksheet, students study online reports and data on sonar effects on marine animals. They complete 7 short answer questions that follow.
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Life in the Sea

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this life in the sea worksheet, students click on the animal that lives in the sea in the first problem, and in the second problem they click on the animal that lives in the sea and is a mammal who breathes at the surface. Students...
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Marine Life Metamorphosis

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study marine life by role playing animal interactions.  In this marine animal lesson students create a diorama on animal behavior. 
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The Census of Marine Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain diversity and abundance in marine life. In this oceanic biology instructional activity, students collect information for various geographical areas to collect a census of marine life.
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Sound for Sight

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students study echolocation and understand how dolphins use it to locate prey, escape predators, and navigate their environment. They view a video, "In the Wild-Dolphins with Robin Williams" and see first hand how dolphins communicate. ...
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Ocean Life: A Heavy Subject

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine The Learning Page Fact Files about ocean life and categorize the data by weight and group. They distinguish between fish, mammals, and invertebrates and which weigh the most and the least. Students record their...
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Ocean Life

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners identify marine mammals according to specific characteristics. Students read about marine mammals and list their characteristics. Next, learners play a Whale and Otter game on the playground to simulate whales swimming across...
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Predator/Prey Activity: Fish Feeding, Environments, and General Behavior

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore concepts of environment and survival among different marine life, focusing on the ocean environment.
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Feeding Habits of Marine Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students distinguish between various plants and animals using pictures of the different organisms and explore the feeding habits of marine animals. They engage in a hands-on activity demonstrating various feeding habits of the mammals.
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Vertebrates II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mammals of the ocean unite! Or not. The 20th installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program investigates how warm-blooded marine mammals survive in water. In the class activity, learners use...
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Exploring Marine Animals and Their Habitat

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate marine animals. In this marine animals lesson, students research marine mammals and fish. Students log on to Second Life and explore the habitats of marine animals. Working individually, students produce diagrams of...
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Common Marine Mammals Word Search

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this marine mammal wordsearch worksheet, students locate the names of 12 common marine mammals that are hidden in the puzzle. They use the pictures and names that are shown on the page as a reference for locating the words.
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Oceans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete a unit on the oceans of the world. They explore various websites, compare/contrast ocean mammals and fish, identify coral reefs on a map, label the oceans on a world map, define ocean conservation vocabulary, and list...
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Marine Animals

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this marine biology worksheet, students use the graphic organizer to write down the vocal and non-vocal sounds the three listed animals make. There is a self-check at the bottom of the worksheet.
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Marine Life Larger Marine Life

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners research marine species. In this science lesson, students research a marine animal and create a visual aide. Learners create a model of the animal they are researching.
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Shadow Know-How: Marine Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this fill in the blank worksheet, students identify the names of ten marine mammals by analyzing their outlines in shadow pictures.
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How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams,...
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LitterFlotsam and Jetsam: A Little Litter Goes a Long Way

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this science lesson, students investigate data from the International Coastal Cleanup, identify sources of marine debris, and discover the impacts of this debris on wildlife.
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Winter - Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins

For Students 4th - 5th
In this dolphins worksheet, students read the background information about marine mammals and the traits they share with all mammals. Students then answer the true and false questions.
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The Ocean

For Teachers 3rd
Plant and animal life of the ocean is the focus of this science lesson. Young scientists sort a variety of seashells and explore why many sea animals have shells. They examine the shells, write journal entries highlighting the...
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Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is it true that larger animals have longer lifespans than smaller animals? Does an animal's habitat help shape the length of its life? And does the ability to adapt and evolve allow living things to expand their lifespans? Watch a video...
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Planetary Web Of Life

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars watch a video about the death of a whale. They explore the possible reasons for a marine mammal's death and discuss the importance of its death to our own lives and survival.
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Dolphin Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dolphins worksheet, students read 10 definitions of words that pertain to dolphins. Students match these definitions with vocabulary words in a word box.
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3-D Ocean Animals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research an animal from the ocean, using the internet and encyclopedias, with at least 5 out of 5 topics covered. They also construct a 3-dimensional model of their animal and give an oral presentation about their animal...
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Under the Sea - Ocean Mammals/Fish

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the similarities and differences between ocean mammals and fish. The characteristics of the life forms observed are placed onto a graph. The classroom becomes the botom of the sea and is explored to gain the required data.
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Dolphins Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this dolphins learning exercise, students analyze 10 clues pertaining to dolphins. Students fit the answers from the word box into a crossword puzzle.
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Marine Habitats of Galveston Island

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Four lessons introduce elementary ecologists to salt marsh and sandy beach habitats. In the first lesson, they place shells and other materials in vinegar to determine if they contain calcium carbonate. In the second lesson, they read a...
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Steller Sea Lions

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Steller sea lions worksheet, students read information and do activities on four pages. Students put life cycle events in chronological order.
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Whales and Scales

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the difference between marine mammals and fish. In this marine life lesson, students conduct a scientific demonstration that replicate the blubber that warm-blooded animals have.
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Every Bit a Wet Mitt

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students examine marine animal adaptations. In animal adaptation lesson, student follow the steps to conduct a science investigation regarding the water resistant attributes of certain materials.
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Polar Bear Adaptation

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Learners use polar bear images from Pics4Learning, along with information found on the Internet, to discover the reasons why polar bears are well adapted to their environment. In this well-conceived lesson, students view a slide show,...
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Mammals

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students gather information from an online database about mammals. Choosing one mammal, they compare its physical characteristics, food habits, behavior and location to the other mammals they were introduced to in this instructional...
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The Science Behind Dolphins

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover facts about marine mammals, specifically dolphins. For this K-2 lesson plan, students identify the different species of Cetaceans, focusing on dolphins. Students answer true/false questions regarding cetaceans and...
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Out of the Deep

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars observe, describe, and record characteristics of ocean animals (mammals and fish) and sea shells. They conduct an experiment comparing and contrasting sugar water, salt water and fresh water and create a mural of coral...
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Connect the Dots: Polar Bear

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this connect the dots worksheet, learners connect the dots to an animal that spends most of its life on shifting sea ice and is a marine mammal.
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Whale of a Meal

For Teachers 4th - 12th
One of nature's most mesmerizing mammals, the humpback whale, can live up to 60 years. They can hold their breath for 30 minutes underwater. Watch this video to learn more about this large mammal!
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"A Typical Day at Seaworld" one day visit

For Teachers 4th
Explore the business side of careers in zoological or marine parks. Learners use the internet, field trips, and their research skills to develop an understanding of what skills are needed to work in an animal park environment.
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Shadow Know-How

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this fill in the blank worksheet, students identify the names of ten different marine mammals by analyzing their outlines in shadow pictures.
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You Are What You Eat: Plastics and Marine Life

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners study the different types of plastics and see which ones sink or remain buoyant.  In this ocean environmental lesson students complete several handouts, and view a film on PBS.
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Orca United Nations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study the differences between sets of data and explain how organisms are adapted to their environment.  In this marine mammals lesson students analyze data based on set criteria. 
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Life in the Sea

For Students K - 2nd
In this sea habitat interactive instructional activity, students view two separate groups of animals and click on the animal that lives in the sea. There are links at the bottom of this instructional activity to learn more about the sea...
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3-D Ocean Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine the types of animals that live in the ocean. Using the Internet, they research an animal of their choice and note its size, if it is endangered and other important information. They create a 3D model of the animal and...
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Ocean Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Dive into ocean vocabulary with a set of 29 picture word cards. Each card presents a picture of an animal or item from the ocean in vivid color, as well as its name. 
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Marine Mammals: Just Like Us

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars examine the difference between sea mammals and other ocean organisms. They also note the similarities between land and sea mammals. They participate in assembling a chart that displays the differences between mammals and...
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Test Your Science Knowledge!

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Challenge the knowledge of your young scientists with this colelction of online quizzes based on the Magic School Bus series. Covering a wide range of topics from insects to outer space, this resource is a quick and easy way to assess...
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Stranded Along The Coast

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students reflect and investigate how a seacoast is the dynamic border between two worlds-the terrestrial and the marine. In the realm of life science, we can observe marine animals that inhabit the shoreline and tidepools. In the realm...
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Biological Magnification (Bioaccumulation)

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students observe a demonstration using colored water and bread, which shows them the effects concentrated toxins have on marine animals.
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Fishing

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss various aspects of the importance of fish.  In this fishing lesson, students understand why fish keep us healthier.  Students sort sea animals by their characteristics, play "who am I?", discuss various types of fishing...
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For Creative Minds: What Makes an Animal a Mammal?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students read about categories of mammals and their features. Students then construct a marine animal, using given print outs in the lesson. Students then create adaptations for their mammal, using a web site reference for guidance.
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What's In The Bottom of the Ocean?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the ocean. In this science lesson plan, 2nd graders define vocabulary and color pictures of animals that live in the ocean. Students complete a word search about ocean life.
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Sea Otters--Funny Mammals of the Sea

For Students 4th - 5th
In this sea otters worksheet, students read a 2 page article on sea otters, define 12 vocabulary words from the article and answer 7 comprehension questions in complete sentences.
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Whale Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this whales vocabulary skills worksheet, young scholars match the 10 whale-related terms in the word bank to the appropriate definitions.
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Underwater Animals

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate mammals and blubber. In this science lesson abut the sea, students perform an experiment that will help them in discovering how blubber keeps sea mammals warm.
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Dolphins

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research dolphins. For this dolphin lesson, students visit several websites about dolphins. Students view dolphins in the virtual world Second Life.
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Antonyms

For Students 3rd
For this antonyms worksheet, 3rd graders read 12 sentences and then circle the antonym in parentheses that best completes each statement about ocean animals.
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Why Are Blue Whales So Enormous?

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Isn't it strange that Earth's largest animal lives on one of its tiniest? Using Sesame-Street-style puppetry, this video explains how this phenomenon happens. Viewers learn that a single mouthful of krill taken in by a whale has the...
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Natural Inquirer

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners interview wildlife experts to gain information needed to research and write a report about an aquatic plant or animal affected by climate change.
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Dolphins

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate dolphins. They complete a Webquest, explore various websites, listen to audio clips of dolphin sounds, play an online puzzle game, answer discussion questions, and read and evaluate newspaper articles about...
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Marine Animals on the Move

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers work with partners to track tagged animals using real-time data from satellites. Students gather and analyze data, compile information and conclusions and then prepare a final presentation of their research.
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Reading- Whales (Online Interactive)

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this whales worksheet, students read a short text and learn about different kinds of whales. Students then read 8 sentences and answer "yes" or "no". This is an online interactive worksheet.
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Satellite Tracking

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students apply satellite tagging data to investigate questions related to open-ocean animals, their habitats, and their migratory behaviors. They determine how physical or biological factors determine organism behavior using a data...
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Blue Planet: Seasonal Seas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study and research marine invertebrates.  In this marine lesson students create an illustrated report and help complete a class exhibit. 
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A Whale of a Tail!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
The learners build curiosity of marine life by examining whales. Students are exposed to the topic of whale conservation. By writing letters and adopting an animal, learners develop a personal connection with this issue. Students are...
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Seal Picture

For Students K - 1st
In this seal coloring worksheet, students color a picture of a seal. There are no directions given and there are no words on this worksheet.
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Bottlenose Dolphin

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this science worksheet, students learn facts about the bottlenose dolphin by reading an informative paragraph. Students then color the picture.
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Monitor Marine Migrants

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars, in groups, track the seasonal journey of a species, such as a shorebird, sea turtle, or marine mammal, using various sources of migration data
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Blue Planet: Tidal Seas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate how tides affect sea life. In this video based lesson, students view a video on how tides affect sea life. They do web-based research to find the answers to a series of questions and then play Tidal Trivia to test...
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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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A Quick Look at the History of Life on Earth Part 2 - The Phanerozoic Eon

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Three eras of the current Phanerozoic geological eon are broken down for your pupils. Biological features of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras are listed, along with the possible causes of mass extinctions. Plenty of diagrams,...
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Food for Thought

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the food chains in a variety of ecosystems and its relationship to the survival of threatened or endangered marine animals or fish in the ocean. The interdependence of the species is investigated in this lesson.
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Blue Planet: Seas of Life - Tidal Seas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After viewing the video Blue Planet: Seas of Life, young scholars review oceanic concepts. In this earth science lesson, students reflect on the effect tides have on living things and conduct research to create a "tidal trivia" game....
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Mammals: Hair Or There?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify and examine the different characteristics of mammals. They discover what they eat and how they give birth to their young. They view video clips to help them identify characteristics.
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Sorting the Gulf Ecosystem

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A dazzling drawing of the coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is the centerpiece of this lesson. Display it for your class to view, and have them identify which organisms are plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles,...
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Sea Mammal Search

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the site Second Life and information on sea mammals. For this sea mammals lesson plan, students put together a portfolio of pictures and information of sea mammals.
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Mammals Crossword

For Students 6th - 10th
In this mammals instructional activity, learners complete a crossword puzzle with 37 questions about characteristics, behavior and types of mammals.
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Dugongs and Elephants-Cousins?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read about and discuss the dugong's special adaptations to ocean life and they draw evolutionary trees showing dugongs and elephants. They finish by adding text to their trees describing dugong adaptations.
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Can You Breathe Like a Pinniped?

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Young learners compare the breathing patterns of different animals in this pinniped activity. They examine the breathing pattern of California sea lions and northern elephant seals. Pupils collect, compare and analyze data concerning...
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Harmful Algal Blooms in Full Bloom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers calculate the total percentage of samples from the data on the graphs. In this marine science instructional activity, students analyze the concentration levels over a period of time. They suggest ways to lessen the effect...
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The Great Snake Debate

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Snakes are just lizards without legs, right? Scholars study the sensational evolutionary history of the snake with a video from a well-written biology playlist. Topics include snake fossils, theories on snake evolution, and...
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Seaworld Science Activity

For Teachers K - 4th
A fun collection of activities about marine life would be a great addition to your elementary science unit. From cute penguins to scary sharks, the unit features crafts, experiments, and basic research projects that will teach your...
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Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students research the ocean, go to a museum about the ocean, and complete a presentation of their favorite part. In this ocean exploration lesson plan, students also go to Second Life and research animals.
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El Niño's Powerful Reach

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners explain scientific inquiry. They define terms food chaing and food web. They list the ways that El Nino events can affect fish populations and the marine food web.
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Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learn about the mammals of the sea with a lesson about seals, sea lions, and walruses. Kids study the characteristics of each pinniped with flash cards and information, and then analyze data about elephant seals, measure heat loss in...
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Gas Exchange And Respiratory Systems.

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore structures within the realm of gas exchange in terrestrial and aquatic life.  The excellent, labelled diagrams and clear descriptions help your students view the different structures and adaptations that have developed. The 29...
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Whale Migration - The Long Journey

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Marine biology learners examine right whale sighting data from the WhaleNet website. They plot the data on a map and write down the number of adults and calves spotted. Questions accompany the data analysis activity, making this a...
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Find the Ocean Mammals

For Students K - 2nd
In this ocean mammals activity, students view three lines of fish and choose the mammal found in each row that does not live in the ocean. Students circle their answer in each line and then color the activity with appropriate colors.
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Easy Whales Crossword Puzzle

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this vocabulary worksheet, students examine facts about whales by solving a 6 clue crossword puzzle. Students also color the picture.
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Sea Otters

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students investigate sea otters. In this animal science lesson plan, students read the book Sea Otter Rescue and identify characteristics of otters. Students discuss why it is considered a marine mammal.
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Learning About Mammals

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study the mammal classification and forms of them living in the United States. In this mammal study lesson, students read through orders of mammals that exist in the United States. Students also study the taxonomy of an eastern...
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Dolphin Basics: Word Search

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this dolphin facts learning exercise, learners study the vocabulary words related to dolphins. Students then find the words in the word search.
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Pinniped Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students engage in a instructional activity that is about pinnipeds and answer guided questions while brainstorming from prior knowledge during class discussion. Students discuss the adaptations of pinnipeds and how they are used to the...
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Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Habitats of Birds, Fish, and Mammals on the Island and the Pacific Region

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create habitats in jars to understand integral aspects of plants' and animals' habitats.
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Baleen Whales vs. Toothed Whales

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders review mammal characteristics and study two types of whales. In this mammal study lesson, 2nd graders discuss mammals and define their five characteristics. Students complete a whale worksheet and define differences...
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Shark Quiz

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this sharks worksheet, students complete 10 multiple choice questions about the Great White Shark and its physical characteristics, diet, life span, and more.
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Super Scientists Code

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students use the key code on the right to unscramble each of the scientists. They also match each of the scientists found to their correct description.
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Sonar & Echolocation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A well-designed, comprehensive, and attractive slide show supports direct instruction on how sonar and echolocation work. Contained within the slides are links to interactive websites and instructions for using apps on a mobile device to...
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Turn a Cow into a Whale

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore animals that might have a common ancestor and resemble one another.  For this cow and whale lesson, 3rd graders recognize the similarities between the whale and the cow.  Students complete worksheets based on the...
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Animal Movement Bingo

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students view how sea animals move. In this sea animal lesson, students visit the aquarium and pay attention to the ways that underwater animals move and eat. They record these on a bingo sheet of aquarium galleries. 
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Waves

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the different parts of a wave. In this physics lesson plan, students explain how animals communicate using sound waves. They discuss the effect of Navy's sonar on dolphins and whales.
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What is the Evidence for Evolution?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify one object that would tell the story of their lives. In groups, they determine what can and cannot be told from objects left behind. After watching a video, they compare and contrast chicken bones to human bones. To...
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Small Wonders

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate some of the 'mysteries' of the animal, marine and insect worlds, and create student books explaining their findings to younger students.
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Ocean Food Links

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss and discover how ocean plants and animals interact with the sun and with each other to live and grow. They create a food link to visually see the process the sun uses to create food for ocean animals.
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Spot the Differences

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
In this spot the difference worksheet, students analyze pictures of two different waterfowl and marine mammal images to see if they can find ten differences between the two.
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Hello, Young Blubbers!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore walrus and their habitat.  In this animal adaptation lesson students complete a hands on activity while in groups and use the Internet for research. 
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Who Am I?

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this earth science worksheet, students read the description of each animal and identify who each one is. They circle every third letter in the box to the right to check their answer.
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My Sea Animal Report!

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this sea animal report worksheet, students complete a report graphic organizer, filling in information about habitat, food, enemies, interesting facts and a picture.
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Coral Reef Aquarium

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners research life in a Coral Reef and make recommendations for a plan to create a reef with appropriate organisms.  In this ecosystem instructional activity, students write a report to identify the organisms that should be kept in a...
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The Reproductive System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Only humans, primates, and some bats have menstrual cycles. The presentation begins with the evolution of the reproductive system among vertebrates and mammalian breeding patterns. It further covers fertilization, phases of the menstrual...
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Animals Vocabulary Decoder Worksheet

For Students 4th - 5th
Add some decoding to your scholar's review of basic life science terms in this decorder activity, where students match 15 words to their definitions. Words such as mammal and amphibian must be matched to their written definition. The...
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Arthropods

For Students 9th - 12th
Even the creepy crawlers have pretty amazing anatomy! A thorough lesson describes characteristics of arthropods with an emphasis on their structures. Beginning with a review of the taxonomy hierarchy, the lesson explains the different...
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Walking Whales

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the theory of evolution of whales.  In this walking whales lesson students study a reading packet, divide into groups and respond to given questions. 
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Understanding How Researchers Study Dolphins

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine how researchers study dolphins and whales. In this scientific research lesson plan, students complete a Web-based interactive lesson plan focused on showing how researchers study aquatic mammals. A worksheet and web...
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Elementary Animal Classification

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate eight basic animal groups, and identify the different groups through knowledge of animal characteristics, changes, and life cycles of each group.
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Limiting Factors/ Evolution Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students will understand the relationship between limiting factors and evolution. They will be able to hypothesize possible evolutionary pathways for modern day organisms.
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Supermarkets, Sustenance and Sustainability

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate jungles and the people who depend upon them.  In this sustainability lesson, students research wild life conservation and discover the importance of a jungle to Amazonian people.  Students create a group presentation...
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Oceans

For Teachers K - 3rd
Pupils name and locate the oceans on a world map. They compare and contrast the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and identify the types of fish that live in both. They examine the different types of whales and life in a coral reef.
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Environmental Education

For Students 6th - 8th
In this environment activity, learners read about the numerous activities and then take part in participating in one as a teacher or student led project.
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Oil Spill Cleanup

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students participate in an oil spill simulation and how to clean it up. In this oil spill lesson plan, students also calculate the cost of the clean up of an oil spill.
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What Lives In The Ocean?

For Students 4th - 8th
One of the most diverse environments on Earth is the ocean. Young scientists explore the living things found in the ocean during an exciting seven-lesson unit. Their study includes organisms from plankton to invertebrates and vertebrates...
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Nature's Density Column

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Nature provides density columns in the polar regions that provides food for many animals. Young scientists build their own density columns with water in order to answer analysis questions. Through a slideshow presentation, scholars...
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Impact of a Changing Climate on the Pacific Walrus

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How many of us can say they've seen a Pacific walrus? Not many and one of the reasons is the impact of climate change on their aquatic environment. Children get to think about the food web of the Bering Sea by creating an actual web with...
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Whale Crossword

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this whales crossword puzzle learning exercise, students use the 10 clues and the terms in the word bank to help them correctly complete the word puzzle.
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An Investigation in Biodiversity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although the lesson was written for learners about to visit an aquarium, there is plenty of valuable material here, even without access to the specified exhibit. Advanced biology or environmental science learners are introduced to...
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Shark Attack

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Pupils examine the white shark. They think critically about a set of shark facts and predict whether the statements are true or false. Students describe a year in the life of a white shark living in the Red Triangle. They create a...
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Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore whales. In this animal adaptation and whale lesson, students access prior knowledge about whales from previous lessons, then use background knowledge to predict the eating strategies of a baleen whale and a toothed...
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Classify Shedd's Collection

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore the concept of taxonomy. In this classification lesson, students discover taxonomy attributes. Students apply their organizational skills as they observe animals in Shedd Aquarium, record data about the animals, and...
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The Gray Whale Obstacle Course Viewing Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students complete a worksheet while watching a film about whales. They examine the human impact on whale migration and identify adaptations the whale has acquired in able to survive. They discover how global warming has effected the...
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Gas exchange: Respiratory Systems

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The need for a respiratory system in humans versus being reliant on gas exchange structures is demonstrated. There are many details about the advantages and disadvantages of each mechanism.  Students are able to learn about the...
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Learning About Animals' Bodies

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars research different animals (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds, fish) and create books, murals, dioramas, puppets, and sculptures to illustrate the necessity of various body parts for overall survival. In this...
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Animal Behavior

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students observe animal behaviors and record their observations. In this animal behavior lesson students record animal behaviors at specific intervals of time using an ethogram. Students may first practice an ethogram using a classmate....
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Back Through Time

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
To compare the physical properties of oil and water, groups work together to research the path oil takes from its creation to its final use. They then create a poster to display the information they learned through the research.
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Limiting Factors/Evolution Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners play a board game with provided cards which help them realize that limiting factors may restrict an organism in its development and productivity and direct evolutionary pathways.
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Gray Whales on the Move

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study whale migration and their natural history.  In this migration lesson students plot whale migration on a map and describe their ecosystems. 
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WATER You Doing to Help?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Auntie Litter is here to educate young scholars about water pollution and environmental stewardship! Although the 15-minute video clip is cheesy, it's an engaging look at the water cycle and conservation. Learners start by illustrating...
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Food for Thought

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students understand the importance of each member of a food chain through a game.  In this food chains activity, students receive background information and then play a game to simulate what happens in the food chain of an endangered...
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Oil Spill in a Test Tube

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students develop a test tube model of an oil spill in order to experiment with conditions needed for bioremediation. They apply the principals of experimental design by analyzing a research article on the EXXON Valdez bioremediation...
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Dolphin Challenge

For Students 4th - 5th
In this facts about dolphins review or quiz worksheet, students read descriptive statements and choose the correct multiple choice answer. Students answer 9 questions.
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Whale Challenge

For Students 4th - 5th
In this review or quiz about whales worksheet, students read phrases describing something about whales and identify the answer. Students choose 10 multiple choice answers.
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Pinniped Station

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars participate in a variety of station acitivities surrounding their study of pinnipeds.
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How Big Is A Humpback Whale?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners explore humpback whales. In this humpback whale lesson, students determine the actual size of humpback whales and use diagrams to identify the major features of the humpback whale.
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Breaking News English: Noise Pollution in the Oceans

For Students 5th - 10th
In this noise pollution in the oceans activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion...
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Helping Right Whales - Right Now

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this whales worksheet, learners answer eight questions referring to the right whales found in the Atlantic Ocean. Students read a map to answer three questions and five questions are multiple choice.
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Thematic Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students build their own vocabulary list and learn how to apply the terms.  In this animal investigation lesson plan students choose a category from a list and classify animals by their characteristics.  There are five different activities.
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Explorations Through Time

For Students 9th - 12th
In this earth history learning exercise, students visit a website and complete 15 fill in the blank and 8 short answer questions based on what they read. Topics include biodiversity, animal kingdoms, evolution, fossils, and extinction.
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Super Scientist Quiz

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this science worksheet, students match each of the descriptions on the right to the correct scientist listed on the right. There are thirty scientists to identify and match on the sheet.
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SPLASH – Monitoring Humpback Whales

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view a video about the humpback whale and why it is endangered. In this endangered species lesson, students recognize the importance of observing and following an endangered species in an ecosystem. Students identify the animals...
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Gray Whales

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the majestic grey whale while deepening your understanding of animal adaptations. Grey whales from head to toe are specifically designed to fit their environment. Learners will examine the ways in which the flippers, head, body,...
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Busy Otters

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students prepare for a trip to an aquarium by identifying otters, their body parts and behaviors as they read "Pup's Supper", do an otter pantomime and make a puppet. After their field trip, they complete a Venn Diagram of Otter behaviors.
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Camouflage Bingo

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate the importance of camouflage by participating in a class game.  In this scientific vocabulary lesson, students practice using aquatic vocabulary in a game of bingo before they visit an aquarium.  Learners create an...
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Habitat bingo

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Learners explore the characteristics of water habitats.  In this water habitat instructional activity, students review bingo cards with specialized features of water habitats.  Learners participate in a bingo game about their habitat. ...
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Map It Out!

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Gulf Oil Spill worksheet, students study a map that spotlights a few species of animals that are likely to be affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Students answer 7 multiple choice questions about the map.
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Lesson on GPS

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate global positioning systems. For this technology and mapping lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation in which they identify the features of a GPS, state its uses, and follow steps to find a waypoint.
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The Incredible Prairie Picture Show

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students explore the grassland ecosystem. They investigate the diversity of plant and animal species found in the prairie. Students construct a prairie ecosystem mural and write a report about the prairie ecosystem.
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Orca Rescue

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students research orca or killer whales using the internet. They watch a film clip and images from Sea World, and read about the whale trainers.
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Elephant Seals - Evolution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create posters or skits based on specific adaptive characteristics of elephant seals.
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The Environments of Big Sur:Which Do We Protect?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the California environments. In this environmental lesson, students examine the various ecosystems of California, creating a presentation on how these environments impact Big Sur. They write a paper defending their point...
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Quiz

For Teachers 4th - 7th
In this quiz worksheet, students, after researching and discussing different types of world-wide animals, determine the answers to ten key true and false questions.
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Color Bingo

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students complete a BINGO style worksheet while visiting an aquarium. In this field trip activity, students complete a BINGO style worksheet looking for animals of different colors while at the aquarium.
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Scientists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the role scientists play in research. They research current important areas of scientific interest. They write about how this issue could affect them. They create posters about their chosen scientific issues.
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Abiotic and Biotic Factors

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine abiotic and biotic factors. They define biotic and abiotic, categorize a list of items onto a Venn diagram, label various items from areas on the school grounds as biotic or abiotic, and diagram a magazine picture.
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Geologic Time Scale

For Students 8th - 10th
In this geologic time scale worksheet, students are given a list of terms and eras which they use to complete a time scale. They classify organic and inorganic changes that took place in the Precambrian era, the Cenozoic era, the...
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Vertebrates

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify and describe five main groups of the Phylum Chordata. They discover that the Phylum Chordata is the vertebrates. Students identify the main difference between invertebrates and vertebrates. They read passages about...
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Animal Sorting & Matching

For Students 5th
In this animal sorting activity, 5th graders first match animal pictures with their names and a fun fact. Students must then fill in 15 blanks based on information given on the matching cards.
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Animals Multiple Choice Words Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
Looking for some simple multiple-choice questions for an upcoming biology unit on animals? This worksheet features 7 clearly worded questions, each with 4 possible answers. Topics include adaptation, camouflage, ecosystems, animal...
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TE Lesson: Caught in the Net

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students student the concept of bycatch, the act of unintentionally catching certain living creatures using fishing equipment. They determine the difference between bycatch and target creatures. They discover what species become bycatch...
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Tracking El Nino

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils explore upwelling and changes in sea temperature as factors in creating El Nino. They mark on maps three locations where they predict El Nino conditions could occur.
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Oddball Out: Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this problem solving worksheet, students analyze a row of pictures of various animals to determine which creature is different from the others pictured.
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Observing an Animal

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe animal behaviors. In this animal behaviors lesson, students record animal behaviors while watching a video in preparation for a field trip to the aquarium.
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Animals: Dolphins

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars use the internet to discover information about dolphins. They examine their behavior, appearance and distribution of dolphins.
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Animal Coverings

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Summary: Categorize animal pictures by their coverings. Show photographs of animals. Ask learners to give descriptive words as to how they think the animal's covering would feel if they could actually touch it.
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Animal Coverings

For Teachers K
Students categorize animals by their coverings. They list descriptive words, explore a science center with actual animal coverings, match pictures of animals with coverings, and categorize pictures of animals by their coverings on a...
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Geologic Time Scale

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geologic time scale worksheet, middle schoolers use a word bank to complete the geologic time scale provided. Students fill in the chart as it relates to the geologic time scale.
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Types of Scientists

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science instructional activity, students match each type of scientist listed in the left-had column to its correct description found in the right-hand column. There are 34 different scientists to match on the sheet.
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Super Scientists

For Students 5th - 9th
In this scientists worksheet, students use a decoder to figure out the 34 different types of scientists with a description of what they study.
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Ocean Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 5th
In this vocabulary activity, students match words related to the ocean to their definitions. Worksheet is labeled as a quiz, but may be used as review/practice.
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How the Earth was Made: the movie

For Students 7th - 8th
In this How the Earth was Made movie worksheet, students, while watching the movie, put a list of words in correct order, then answer extra credit questions.
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Don't Cry Over Spilled Oil

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars study the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill while evaluating oil spill clean up activities. They discover the long term impact can have on an ecosystem by completing this experiment.
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Venom!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the nature of venom. They conduct an experiment to demonstrate how proteins such as venoms can be denatured using raw eggs, beakers, heated water, and compresses.
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Creature Feature

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students research an animal, and create a video to share their information and pictures with the class.

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