This lesson is designed for elementary students who can read at or above the third grade level. Younger students could do this activity with an older partner who reads. The content of this lesson is science.

Student Activity

Online Student Activity

Student Outcomes


Computer with Internet Access


Students can work in groups of two or three to do the Ocean Quest and the online activities.

  1. Students explore the oceans’ animals by following the online Ocean Quest.
  2. Students do an online activity where they name the oceans of Earth.
  3. Students do an online activity where they place a few ocean creatures in a prepared underwater scene.






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Oceans of the Earth

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Oceans of the Earth

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