I made cards of the various ocean zones for the kids, cut them out and laminated them together.
This is a picture of the original activity I made for the kids, but I couldn't share it publicly because I wasn't sure of the copyright status of some of the pictures I used.
Recently, I made new animal sorting cards for the ocean zones and that is now available. The pictures I used for this new packet were either purchased (from canstockphoto.com) or have a creative commons license.
Here is more about the new activity packet I made:
Animals of the different Ocean Zone Layers:
- Sunlight Zone - Blue Marlin, Sperm Whale, Grey Reef Shark, Plankton, plankton, sea stars, jellyfish, sea urchins, sea turtles, dolphins, seals, sharks, sting rays, sand dollars, fish
- Twilight Zone - Octopus, Squid, Deep diving whales, Hatchetfish, Viperfish, Cuttlefish, deep diving whales
- Midnight Zone - Angler Fish, Snipe Eel, Lizard Fish, Sea Cucumber, Lanternfish, Sea Cucumber
- Trench Zone - mussels, crabs, tube worms, viperfish
Layers of the Ocean Activity Packet: There are two Ocean Zone Activities. It includes the ocean animal sorting cards and zone cards that you see above. And it also includes an Ocean Depths activity, which covers things like--how deep was the deepest scuba dive, the Titanic wreckage, the deepest recorded fish, or how far down is the Mariana Trench. Students can cut out pictures of these and place them at the appropriate depth. (Also in the packet, you'll find this same activity in meters.)
Our new Ocean Unit Packet will be coming soon (probably Spring 2016)
We will be covering: Marine Habitats, Tides, Ocean Wave Phases, the Ocean Zones, water form words (bay, strait, fjord, etc.), Features of the Ocean Floor, Deep Ocean Creatures, Bioluminescence
We went on to do a lot with this ocean unit. Be sure to check out this post at our new location, homeschoolden.com:
Some of our activities included: