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Level 2 The Oceans

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Our Level 2 The Oceans book contains ocean lesson plans for the world's oceans and sea life. It includes sixteen lessons on the oceans from the seashore to the deepest points in the ocean. Lessons include The Blue Planet, Zones of Life, Tide Pools, Coral Reefs, Marine Mammals and Deep Sea Vents.  Each lesson contains 3-4 pages of written materialwith ocean lesson plans, a quiz and a kids science activity.

Myrna Martin introduces each lesson in the textbook on a video that can be purchased with our packages and courses. Myrna covers not only the main points in the lesson she also includes extra information on the topic that is not contained in the written material.

The kids science activities are fun and easy to do. Science activities include Fish Cards, 3-D Black Smoker, Tide Pool Game, Globe Toss, What's in the Water, and Charting Currents.

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Ocean Lesson Plans for Teachers

Teacher’s Edition Textbooks

The teacher’s textbook is an exact copy of the student textbook. It includes the answers to the quizzes on each quiz page. A Teacher’s Notes page is located before each lesson with the following information

1. Lesson Content
2. Lesson Objectives
3. Activity information and materials needed
4. Vocabulary and definitions
5. Correlation with the National Science Standards

Facts about the oceans

These are some interesting facts about oceans you might not know

  • The Challenger Deep is the deepest point on the ocean floors. It is located at the southern end of the Mariana Trench.
  • The Pacific Ocean is shrinking due to subduction zones that form a horseshoe shape around it.
  • The Atlantic Ocean is increasing in size at a spreading zone that runs down through the middle of the ocean.
  • All the oceans are interconnected by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current that flows clockwise around Antarctica connecting the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
  • There are over 17,000 of marine life living on the ocean floors.

What are plankton?

Facts about oceans and plankton. The oceans are teeming with life from tiny microscopic plankton to blue whales that weigh up to 150 tons. Plankton are microscopic plants and animals that are the base of the food chain in the oceans and are found in all the oceans. Zooplankton are microscopic animal life. Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that enrich ocean water with oxygen and deplete the carbon dioxide levels through the process of photosynthesis. Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that get their energy through the process of photosynthesis.

Why is the ocean blue?

The ocean appears blue because water absorbs the longer red, yellow and orange wavelengths of light. The green, blue and violet wavelengths of light are shorter and scattered when they hit the water. Green and blue light waves penetrate deep into the ocean as they are scattered. The longer red and yellow wavelengths are absorbed in the top 65 feet of water. A scuba diver cut by a piece of coral below 65 feet would see her blooding oozing out of the wound as a blue-green fluid. The red light rays at that depth have been absorbed in the water.

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