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Oceans Alive: Water Waves and Tides
Water, an extremely precious resource, is the basis for this exciting, hands-on unit on oceans. The integrated lesson plans in this thematic guide are specifically designed to help fourth, fifth and sixth grade elementary teachers and the easy-to-use, "stand alone" format virtually eliminates the need for a textbook! Part I - Core Teaching Lessons"...
Water, an extremely precious resource, is the basis for this exciting, hands-on unit on oceans. The integrated lesson plans in this thematic guide are specifically designed to help fourth, fifth and sixth grade elementary teachers and the easy-to-use, "stand alone" format virtually eliminates the need for a textbook! Part I - Core Teaching Lessons" will have students playing in the waves, comparing fresh water and salt water, and creating oil spills right in their own classroom. "Part II - Student Handbook" is included to supplement all of the Core Lessons. Cooking and art activities from "Part III - Optional Lessons" will give students a different perspective about oceans. A student exam to test the students' knowledge of the information contained in this unit is also included. Set sail for an exciting voyage! CORE TEACHING LESSONS - In this section, students will learn about the Earth's Oceans. The lesson titles and subsequent activities are as follows: 1) Water, Water, Everywhere! - Unit Introduction Wordsearch) 2) Sink or Swim - Experiment 3) Catch a Wave - Wave Formation Experiment 4) The Tide Will Come, The Tide Will Go - Worksheet 5) Exploring Downunder Visualization, Diagram 6) Hang on to Your Hats! - Sequencing Activity 7) Line Up for Lunch - Marine Food Web Activity 8) A "Slick" Slick - Brainstorming, Science Experiment PART II - STUDENT HANDBOOK This section contains student notes that correspond to each of the Core Teaching Lessons. The notes may be used as handouts, on an overhead, or students may copy them from the blackboard into their notebooks. PART III - OPTIONAL LESSONS The following activities are meant to enhance, extend, and supplement the Core Teaching Lessons, building flexibility into the unit. PART IV - EXAM AND ANSWER KEY A sample exam has been included.
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