Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ocean Activities: The Ocean Zones



The ocean is divided into three different layers. The zones differ in temperature, water pressure and available nutrients.  Marine organisms live in different zones according to the amount of sunlight that reaches there. More than 90% of marine life lives in the Sunlit Zone.
You can download my ocean zone sorting sheets here. I cut them out and laminated them together. (Also that sheet happens to have my "Parts of" a shark and fish labels there as well (yesterday's post).  I used the shark labels with the shark anatomy page found here.)


 
I also made animal sorting cards for the three ocean zone (above), but unfortunately I cannot share publicly  because I am not certain of the copyright status of some of the photos I used.  I would be happy to share that with people privately if you email me (the homeschool den -- all one word -- at yahoo dot com). You might want to leave a comment here as well because I don't always check email and it might get buried.
Sunlight Zone - Blue Marlin, Sperm Whale, Grey Reef Shark, Plankton
Twilight Zone - Octopus, Squid, Hatchetfish, Viperfish
Midnight Zone - Angler Fish, Snipe Eel, Lizard Fish, Sea Cucumber

1+1+1 also has some marine animal cards that are about the same size as the ones I made. Those animals mostly live in the Sunlit Zone.

25 comments:

  1. Hi. Thanks for sharing all your resources. I would love a copy of the animals to sort. We finished our ocean unit, but I think we will revisit it next year on a deeper (forgive the pun) level. If you could email it to me at thegirlwhopaintedtrees at gmail dot com
    Thank you!

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  2. I sent off a copy. Let me know if you didn't receive it. ~Liesl

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  3. I'd love a copy of these ocean animal layer cards! I can't believe I didn't take advantage of all the ocean/marine life lessons I could have done in the year that we lived at the beach...oh, well. We'll just have to learn it on vacation, I guess. ;)
    toshayg@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much!

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  4. Can you please email me the ocean animal layer cards. Thanks so much. khoke "at" cfl "dot" rr "dot" com

    Kathy

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  5. My daughter is obsessed with the ocean and would love this activity. Can you please email me the ocean animal layer cards? Thanks so much!
    jilljeanine11 "at" yahoo.com

    Jill

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  6. I am going to email you about the animal photos but wanted to mention it here as well. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK!!!!

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  7. This is so cool! Thank you for sharing! My daughter would love the animal cards. laurajrobey (at) gmail (dot)com

    Thanks you for sharing!!!!!

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  8. Hi this is great!!! Can you please send me a copy of the animal photos. thanks

    park860@aol.com

    jennifer

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  9. could you email it to me as well?
    audiolady @ bellsouth.net

    Thanks for your hard work!

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  10. This is really a neat thing! Thank you for sharing. I would love a set of the animal photos as we are just starting our ocean unit! Thank you again.

    amy@texpts.com

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  11. Could you please email me the picture cards too? Thank you Thank you...kellylee@wi.rr.com

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  12. Hi,
    I love your oceans unit study! Can you e-mail the info for the animal cards?
    Thank you so much, Emily

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  13. Hi. I would love a copy of these ocean cards. Could you please email them to me at bethwatson115@gmail.com? Thank you so much!

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  14. These cards are beautiful! Can you please email them to me. I just emailed you! Thanks, Becky

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  15. Hi I would love to receive a copy of your cards. Can you please email to curlyjak@verizon.net. Thank you so much!!

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  16. I would also love a copy of your ocean cards. Thanks so much! My email is stroud_crowd@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  17. I just emailed you for a copy of your ocean cards. Thanks so much for this!
    seasonsofstamping@cfl.rr.com

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  18. I would love a copy of your ocean cards. Theschreibers @ att.net
    Thanks! Carrie

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  19. I would LOVE a copy of the 'Layers of the Ocean Animals' set. couponlover323 at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  20. I would love a copy of the Layers of the Ocean Animals cards. They look gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing these.

    lita46953 at gmail dot com

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  21. Wow friend, am so inspired by your work. Would love to do these with my kids before summer is over. Thanks!

    tiffanylouie@sbcglobal.net

    Tiffany

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  22. I would love a set of the ocean animal cards. thank you!
    mjprivott@ymail.com

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  23. I sent you an e-mail and I would love those animal sorting cards for the three ocean zone. Thank you!!!

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  24. I would also love a copy if your animal sorting cards, they look wonderful. Thank you in advance Jennico61@hotmail.com

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  25. I would also like a set of the ocean animal sorting cards. My email request came back,. so I am leaving it here. Thank you! cortneycombs@hotmail.com

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