See The Checklist,
page 148-149, for topics to discuss and terminology.
2. See The
pages 138-143 for scientists in the field of Oceanography.
3. See The Checklist, pages
119-126 for literature ideas.
of the books are out of print, but I recommend that
you look for used copies. These are some of my favorite
books on the topic and well worth keeping in your library.
Classical Literature / Family Reading:
Leagues Under the Sea by
Jules Verne. 4-8.
Dick (Adapted) by
Allan Drummond, Fiction, K-3. (Also available in
original edition for 6th+)
Other Fiction / Historical Reading:
on the Deck by
Lois Hadley Dick. This is a fictionalized account
of John Newton (author of song, Amazing Grace)
and his part in a slave shipping operation. This
is out of print but there are several used copies
the Lights Burning, Abbie by
Peter Roop. 40 pgs. In the winter of 1856, a storm
delays the lighthouse keeper's return to an island
off the coast of Maine, and his daughter Abbie
must keep the lights burning by herself. K-6+
Great Shark Escape by
Jennifer Johnston. Science chapter book. K-4+
The Titanic Bear by
Daisy Spedden. 64 pgs, color, True story, 1994,
Victoria Sherrow. Scholastic History reader. Level
3. 48 pgs, some color, 3-6+
Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Titanic! by
David Stewart. 32 pgs, color, 2001, 3-6
Atlantic Ocean (True
Book) by David Petersen. 48 pgs, K-6
Pacific Ocean (True
Book) by David Petersen. 48 pgs, K-6
Four Oceans (Rookie
Read-About Geography) by Wil Mara. 32 pgs., K-6
John Woodward. An ocean-by-ocean survey of the
world-using photography and special imaging technology
to uncover underwater ecosystems and undersea terrain,
and tell the story of its exploration. 96 pgs.,
in the Oceans by
Lucy Baker. Wildlife and plant life. 32 pgs., K-6
the Ocean by
Ruth Brindze, ocean mapping, 5+
Drop! How Water Gets to Your Tap by
Barbara Seuling. Explains the water cycle, uses
of water, water conservation, water purification,
and water pressure. K-6.
That Play Tricks by
D. M. Souza. 40 pgs., color, 2-6+
Under the Sea:
The World Beneath the Waves by Peter Kent. whaling,
shipwrecks, submarines, detailed pictures, 33 pgs,
color, oversize, K-6
for a Fish,
Cat-in-the-Hat Learning Library, color illus, 48
True Book) by Elaine Landau. 1999. 48pgs., color, K-4+
(Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) by
Edith Hurd. 2000, 34 pgs., color, K-2
Trip to the Ocean by John D. Morris. Christian
based book introduces readers to God's sea creatures.
40 pgs. K-6
Life From A to Z Book and DVD by
Cynthia Stierle. 32 pgs. K-4+
Tide Pools (Habitats) by
Arthur L’Hommedieu. 1997, 30 pgs, color,
of the Deep: Ocean Monsters Past & Present by
Carl Wieland. 80 pgs. Christian based. 4th+
the Seas by
Walter Oleksy. 63 pgs, some color, Excellent. 2002,
Ocean Highway: Benjamin Franklin and the Gulf Stream by
Deborah Heiligman. 48 pgs, some color, Excellent!
Forward) by Peter Dennis. 28 pgs, color, Spanish Galleon,
salvage, great pictures and simple text. 2001, 1-6
Disaster in Indonesia by
John Albert Torres. 32 pgs, color, 2005, K-4+
Whale Biologist at Work by
Sneed Lollard. 2000, 48 pgs., color, 4-8+
Ocean Report ” for writing assignments (see Forms
a Sea Life “report.” Cut out pictures of
sea creatures or take photos at an aquarium. Paste one
picture to a page. Label the pictures. Bind into a book.
Use page-75 of Oceans
Theme Unit to create an “Ocean Filmstrip” of
3. Do some art projects from page 70-71 of Ocean Theme
4. Cook some recipes from page 72 of Ocean Theme Unit
5. Label the oceans and seas on page 68 of Ocean Theme
6. Complete the Venn Diagram on page 67 of Ocean Theme
7. Complete the Tide puzzle on page 66 of Ocean Theme
8. Do some lab experiments from pages 64-65 of Ocean
9. Discuss the Water Cycle on pages 62-63 of Ocean
10. Math: Complete “Lengthy Questions” on
page 59 of Ocean Theme Unit
11. Composition: Choose an animal from pg 52 of Ocean
Theme Unit and use to complete the Animal Web Outline
on page 54.
12. Read The Cay by Theodore Taylor and do activities
in part 1 of Ocean Theme Unit
13. Complete remaining activities in Ocean Theme Unit
Start a sea shell collection.
Life Floor Puzzle. Purchase from CBD or education store.
3. Seas & Oceans
Sticker Atlas. Maps of all the worlds oceans and over
200 stickers of the animals and plants that live in them.
4 . Ralph
Masiello's Ocean Drawing Book. Learn to draw ocean
About The Ocean Coloring Book, PreK-4+
Scout Merit Badge: Oceanography. This resource provides
lots of activities to do related to oceanography. All ages.
2. Complete activities in Beginning
Geography: Continents & Oceans, K-3+
3. Complete activities in Beginning
Geography: Landforms and Bodies of Water,
4 Ocean (Hands-On Minds-On Science Series)
Teacher Created Resources.
About Oceans and Seas, (K-6)
at Sea (K-8)
the Vector, Ocean Currents, (1-6+)
Ocean (Discovery), (all ages)
Sea from Sea and Sky, (3-6+)
the Fish Interactive Activity. (PreK-3)
Ocean of Sound, An exploration of Underwater Acoustics
Virtual Ocean, microscopic life.
Index. Photos of ocean creatures.
11. Student Activities: Whales
Activities from Kidzone. Includes color pages, mazes,
worksheets, crossword puzzles.
Animals crafts for kids.
14. Ocean Theme Worksheets: Math
15. Activities from
Monterrey Bay Aquarium.
Web cams from Monterrey Bay Aquarium. LIVE! Watch sharks,
sea otters, and more!
forget! When you're done, be sure to add what your children
did for the oceanography to your copy of The