Do you have a child who can’t get enough facts about sharks, whales, and other mysterious creatures of the deep? Explore these animals and discover even more about the ocean in this Marine Biology science unit. Through engaging lessons, stunning videos, simple experiments, and interactive learning, children will explore and gain a greater appreciation for some of the smallest of God’s creations as well as the largest creations on the planet. Free download is available below!
Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book to expand learning and immerse your children in the lives of these amazing creatures! This fun unit is a must-have curriculum for your homeschool classroom.
Lesson 1 – Ocean Characteristics
Lesson 2 – Ocean Zones
Lesson 3 – Tides and Intertidal Zones
Lesson 4 – Marine Life
Lesson 5 – Coral Reefs
Lesson 6 – Marine Invertebrates, Part 1
Lesson 7 – Marine Invertebrates, Part 2
Lesson 8 – Marine Reptiles
Lesson 9 – Fish
Lesson 10 – Sharks
Lesson 11 – Marine Mammals, Part 1
Lesson 12 – Marine Mammals, Part 2
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book Course BookDetails:
The full-color 80-page Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Marine Biology science course. Hands-on activities, engaging videos, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.
A Student Journal for each child is also needed to complete this course.
Student Journal Grades 3-6 Student Journal Grades 3-6Details:
Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the 32-page Marine Biology Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
Student Journal Grades 7-8 Student Journal Grades 7-8Details:
Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 64-page Marine Biology Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.
Optional Suggested Reading
Marine Biology Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Two full-color, interactive books for all ages included in the optional Marine Biology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Marine Biology study. Purchase above.
- Dangerous Sea Creatures by The Good and the Beautiful Team
- Dive! Explore Coral Reefs Around the World by Sue Battel and Kelley Williams
Explore the Ocean Floor Marine Biology Grades 7-8 ExtensionDetails:
We recommend this book as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8. Take a front-row seat as we visit underwater volcanoes, discuss navigation and seafloor mapping techniques from long ago, and explore planet Earth’s last frontier. Journey back to the days of ancient civilizations, pirates, grand sea voyages, and world wars as we uncover the shipwrecks and lost cities forever memorialized on the seafloor. Purchase above.
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