Social Studies a. Brainstorm and list ideas about the ocean
Listening (Language) b. "Apple Story" from AIMS
Social Studies c. Map Study
Art, Social Studies d. Color outline map of land and water
Reading a. Predict how salt gets into bodies of water (record)
Social Studies b. Make a vain model tray of land and ocean
Motor Activity c. Pour water onto the sand and observe change
- Record observations on chart.
- a. Estimate amount of shells in given bags
- Group univalve and bivalve mollusk shells
- Group shells by colors; shapes, sizes
- d. Create addition and subtraction facts for shell groups
- e. Graph results (class graph) and (individual graph)
- f. Create designs of various shells using sponge cutouts and colored paints
- g. Sing and dramatize "The Mystery of the Clam"
- Become acquainted with other sea animals: jelly fish, octopus, squid.
- Observe and discuss pictures on overhead projector
- Choose a pattern to create a jellyfish or octopus
- Language Arts c. Record sentences giving facts about jelly fish, octopus, squid.
- Observe and become aware of certain ocean animals that resemble plants: coral, anemone, sponge.
- Related Subjects:
- Demonstrate and explain characteristics of each specimen.
- Language Arts b. Describe parts of each animal and compare to plant (pictures).
- Manipulate animal specimens.
- Record comments on chart.
- Language Arts b. Describe and discuss parts of plants (observing transparencies)
- Reading & Art c. Summarize concepts by completing closure sentences and coloring samples of sea plants.
- Art d. Draw pictures of things made from sea plants.
- Reading b. Cut pictures and paste in order
Dramatization c. Role play ocean animals as eaten in the food chain.
- Brainstorm session.
- Language Arts b. Discuss endangered ocean animals.
Language Arts c. List practical ways humans can care for the ocean and seashore.
Math d. Connect "dots" activity of an endangered ocean friend.
Reading a. Match riddles with pictures of living things found in the ocean.
Social Studies b. Play matching card game with pictures of ocean related picture cards.
Language Arts c. Recite rhymes about the oceans inhabitants.
- Extended Assessment
Write a story about the ocean, imagining a personal adventure including concepts (ideas) learned in the marine science unit.
Kaplan, Eugene: Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores
Gabet, Marcia: Fun With Science
Idol, Moorish: My Fish World
Evans, Joy and Moore Jo Ellen: Habitats
Oceans and Ponds
Kean, Thomas: The Ocean
Chavis, Paula and Camp Cammie: Sea Things Objectively
McLean, Terri: Oceans of Fun
Tyler, Tanya: Wonders of the Wild
Atwater, Mary etc: Animals that Fly, Crawl Jump and Swim
Low, Donald: Sea Shells
Romasho, Sandra: The Shell Book
Moore, Jo Ellen, and Tryon, Lesie: Science Rhymes and Chants
Kaplan, Eugene: Seashores
Moore, Jo Ellen, and Tryon, Leslie: Big Book of Science Stories
Discovery Hall Staff: Dauphin Island Scavenger Hunt
Coulombe, Deborah: The Seaside Naturalist
Discovery Hall Staff: Mr. Sandman
Charleston County Science Curriculum Objectives:
Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science
INTEGRATED STUDY SKILLS
Observing Classifying Inferring
Drawing Conclusions Generalizing
Interpreting Maps Interpreting Graphs
Building Models Contrasting
Recognizing Cause and Effect Problem Solving
Applying Information Formulating Questions
Oral Narration Role Playing