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Unique Creatures Classroom Warm Up Activity

Purple sea cucumber
Ocean Exploration Trust

Classroom Warm-ups: Kick-off any lesson with these one-page, observation-building, problem-solving STEM prompts — whether or not you’re teaching an ocean topic.

The deep ocean is home to some of the wackiest and most bizarre creatures on our planet! Use this fun warm up to teach students about the many specialized adaptations and features these animals, plants, bacterium, and fungi use for their unique habitats. 

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