- Activity 1: Apples and Oceans
- Students slice an apple and draw a pie chart to represent the small amount of drinkable water on land, and the small portion of the ocean that is highly productive.
- Activity 2: Current Trends
- Students rotate through experimental stations where they create currents with wind and by combining water of different temperatures and salinities.
- Activity 3: Mirounga, Mirounga
- Students work cooperatively to teach each other about parts of the elephant seal life cycle and adaptations to contend with both the marine and terrestrial environments and then participate in a “gameshow” to check for understanding.
- Activity 4: Squid Dissection
- Students dissect a squid to study its adaptations and then participate in a squid feast.
- Activity 5: The Great Plankton Race
- Students construct and race plankton models made from various materials to simulate adaptations to slow sinking. They then graph sinking rates.
- Activity 6: Class Action Whale
- Students act out specific body parts of whales then put the parts together to act out behaviors and adaptations.
- Production Credits
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