August 27, 2012

Ocean Unit Study

Ocean Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about oceans. We studied the Earth's oceans, ocean life, and the beach. This unit study is geared for early elementary students with 9 days worth of lessons.  I did this unit study with my 1st grader and I would recommend it for Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  J had so much fun with this study, I think we will have to do a few more in depth studies about a some of the animals that we studied.  He is such an animal lover.

Day 1 Earth's Oceans

Day 2 Fish

Day 3 CartilaginousFish(Sharks, Rays & Eels)

Day 4 Aquatic Mammals (Whales & Dolphins)

Day 5 Jellyfish

Day 6  Cephalopods(Octopus & Squid)

Day 7 MarineReptiles (Sea Turtles)

Day 8 Crustaceans(Crabs)

Day 9 The Beach

Ocean Book List
Books used in lessons:
Oceans by Johnna Rizzo
Animals Called Fish by Kristina Lundblad and Bobbie Kalman
Night of the Moonjellies by Mark Shasha
One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies
Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea by Marcus Pfister
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
Clams All Year by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Other age appropriate books:
The Underwater Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Octopuses and Squid by Tori Miller
Magic Tree House #9 Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole
Sea Turtles by Laura Marsh
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donalson
Ocean Soup by Stephen R. Swinburne
Coral Reefs by Sylvia A. Earle
Tickly Octopus by Ruth Galloway
Diego Giant Octopus to the Rescue by Alison Inches
Magic Tree House #39 Dark Day in the Deep Sea by Mary Pope Osborne
Sharks by Catriona Clarke
The Magic School Bus gets Crabby by Joanna Cole
Sharks by Ian Boyd
An Ocean of Animals by Janine Scott
Killer Whale by Seymour Simon
Dolphin Talk by Wendy Pfeffer
Diego and the Baby Sea Turtles by Lisa Rao
Beach Day by Karen Rooosa
Mice at the Beach Haruo Yamashita
The Legend of the Sand Dollar by Chris Auer
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
1st Grade Reader:
J read a story a day from this reader  Down by the Sea by A Beka Book.

Activity Books:
I got The Little Seashore Activity Book by Anna Pomaska for J to do on the airplane on the way to the ocean.
J likes to draw so he drew a creature from It's Fun to Draw Sea Creatures by Mark Bergin each day.
J had fun doing the activities in Amazing Creatures of the Sea by Faber Castell.

Ocean Movie List
Wild Kratts season 1 episode 102 Whale of a Squid
Wild Kratts season 1 episode 115 Octopus Wildkratticus
Wild Kratts season 1 episode 137 Stuck on Sharks
Magic School Bus Takes a Dive
Reading Rainbow Ocean Life

Bloco Toys -Marines Creatures
J loves to build things, so we barrowed these Marines Creatures Bloco Toys from his cousin.

 Ocean Crafts

I used a blue paper and clothes pins to make an ocean scene with our crafts from this unit study.  The boys really like to have their activities displayed.

1 comment:

Ambie Keen said...

I can not begin to tell you how incredibly helpful these posts are!! Thank you ever so much for taking the time to put it all together!!