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Student work example for Ocean Zone lesson
Ocean Exploration Trust

In this multi-day lesson, students will explore the variety of habitats in the ocean.  Using the ocean zone slides, learners will compare new species and organize their thinking using different organizational charts and documents. Students will work though an ocean zone slideshow, each day is a new comparison of species! Using different strategies, students will have the opportunity to study multiple sea creatures and their unique characteristics. 

Objectives & learning outcomes

Learners will:

  • explore a variety of marine life in order to analyze, identify, and document the ocean depth zones each species inhabits.
  • place each animal they learn about within an ocean depth zones drawing and explain their choices to demonstrate understanding. 

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Prep time and materials cost minimal, may require printing.



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