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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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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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Polar Bear Adaptation

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marine Mammals: Just Like Us

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils 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 fish.
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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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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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Natural Inquirer

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars 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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Pinniped Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students engage in a lesson 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 advantage of the...
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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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Dugongs and Elephants-Cousins?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils 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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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...