Ocean Unit Study

This is our second time around with this ocean unit study.  I updated links and changed it slightly to match my 5th grader’s needs.  My 9th grader wants to join in too.  He is taking a high school biology class at a project-based learning center and we are supplementing at home.

This study primarily uses 5 different books and online videos. We will also supplement this study with trips to a local aquarium and take a field trip to a good tide pool beach.

The books are:

Tidal Zone (Exploring the Oceans)
Sunlit Zone (Exploring the Oceans.)
Twilight Zone (Exploring the Oceans)
Midnight Zone (Exploring the Oceans.)
Seafloor (Exploring the Oceans)

Water on Earth

All the Water on Earth https://youtu.be/OiVwfAPSEH8
How Big is the Ocean https://youtu.be/QUW_Zv_jJb8

Water Cycle

Bill Nye water Cycle https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3jyuu1

Saltiness of Ocean

Why is the Ocean Salty? https://youtu.be/L9dpXa_Iemo
Why Fish Can Drink Salt Water and We Can’t https://youtu.be/gXr2y9_e8NA
Freeze a cup of salt water and a cup of fresh water, compare how long they take to freeze

Arctic Antarctic Ice

Ice experiment https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/OceanSci_p015.shtml#procedure
Global Warming and Antartica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRe1ymYR45k
Melting Artic Sea Ice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMQ21p93JZc&NR=1

Ocean Currents

How do ocean currents work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRe1ymYR45k
Bill Nye Ocean Currents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vwCj_c096s

Tidal Zone

Read Tidal Zone (Exploring the Oceans) 4-17 Tides
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfhNjpu_IU4 Ocean tide at Bay of Fundy
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EnDJ6_XpGfo Hopewell rocks
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EYQ54bSrtGI moon and tides
Read Tidal Zone (Exploring the Oceans) 18-29 Waves, Tidal Pools, sand
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YovsSiy1x3I Exploring for Tide pool creatures
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv0Xk5KZcZE Creepy Tide Pool Creatures
Where does sand come from? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bJDDl4skWQM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRAfjvws13E Sand dollar time lapse
Read Tidal Zone (Exploring the Oceans) 30-35 marshes, turtles
Wildlife scenes in the salt marsh https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gvKe5iStJSc
Turtles https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eSZJMEVNwTY
Bill Nye Wetlands https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3jyuvr
Tidal Zone (Exploring the Oceans) 36-44 mangroves, sea lions, orcas
Inside the Mangrove Forest https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cwTZhyA57mA
Orca vs Sea Lion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWsN63PRCW8

Sunlit Zone

Sunlit Zone (Exploring the Oceans.) 4-13 coral reef, great barrier reef
Great Barrier Reef http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbNeIn3vVKM
Pygmy Seahorses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3CtGoqz3ww
Crown of Thorns Starfish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prCeHDa7GTQ
Coral Spawning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSCSINHbgg0
The Coral Spawn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnDJvhgPn8o
Sunlit Zone (Exploring the Oceans.) 14-21 shipwrecks, whale shark, flying fish
Diving Wreck of the Iro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g3Ra2uROiI&feature=related
Whale Shark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U48NfAEEGQ
Amazing flying fish https://youtu.be/OmWRCdUw17E
Swimming with a Manta Ray http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoPc1kAAzqs
Sunlit Zone (Exploring the Oceans.) 22-27 great white sharks, cape fur seals, tuna fish
Great White Sharks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHEfP2eow7w
Catching Giant Tuna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzpyA-NlRMU
Sharks Scavengers of the Sea https://youtu.be/3D1_sRg22ms
Snorkeling with Cape Fur Seals https://youtu.be/yKyntqiG5-Q
Track of the Tuna https://youtu.be/TPE4ZYzruCs
Sunlit Zone (Exploring the Oceans.) 28-35 sargasso, submersible, gannets
Sargasso http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grh6cYcPfBk
Leatherback https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orlUWg57Ksw
Gannets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cp1n_vPvYY
Sunlit Zone (Exploring the Oceans.) 36-44 humpback whales, red tide, icebreaker ships, seals
Adventure Ocean Quest Humpback Whales https://youtu.be/T-z1uX8bOaY
Red Tide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfoTZllvF6M
Ship on ice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ1W6P3NuCw
Saving seals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfT6qOutWVY

Twilight Zone

Twilight Zone (Exploring the Oceans) pg 4-15 turtle, blue shark, sea butterflies
Diving into the Twilight Zone https://youtu.be/QwpGfQZ8tF0
Into the Twilight Zone https://youtu.be/gGDCpQFuhp4
Sea Turtles https://youtu.be/WcQkn8VAgHY
Blue Shark Adventure https://youtu.be/DUy3J3ahgAo
Sea butterfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VugEWOf73I8
Comb jelly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxNHLuXlm_s
Twilight Zone (Exploring the Oceans) pg 16-23 diving. Copepods, marine snow, vampire squid
Copepods http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0x6iYEkkNo
Marine snow https://youtu.be/EfeNlavFmIk
Vampire squid https://youtu.be/pI6A218YE-Q
Twilight Zone (Exploring the Oceans) pg 24-33 swimming crab, deep water squid, blue shark, anglerfish
Swimming Crab https://youtu.be/024brdWNbA4
Deep Water Squid https://youtu.be/vWwrbE184g0
Anglerfish https://youtu.be/XUVerZsbYiw
Magnapinna Squid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDW4IYVlbbw
Twilight Zone (Exploring the Oceans) 34-44 sperm whales. Krill. Deep currents, elephant seals
Krill https://youtu.be/J7SU_4Orym4
The Dark Side of the Ocean https://amzn.to/30dcGXX
Sperm Whales Titans of the Deep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIZqNilfeNQ
Sperm Whales http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djckNIMEwQo
Elephant Seals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrzenOfcmBo

Midnight Zone

Midnight Zone (Exploring the Oceans.) 4-15 gulper eel. Submersible, cookie cutter shark, spookfish
Deep Sea Fishes of the Deep http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1Euu0l1xKo
Cookie Cutter Shark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW-8fDX2t3A
Fish with Transparent Head https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM9o4VnfHJU
Midnight Zone (Exploring the Oceans.)16-23 glow in the dark fish. Fangtooth, deep sea swallower
Bioluminescence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-3Z2_VztM8
Fangtooth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEeqle4Xjts
Strange Deep Sea Creatures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq9QiQ27hD4
Midnight Zone (Exploring the Oceans.) 24-35 squid, octopus, shipwrecks
A Year in the Life of a Squid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek6q8D079Fk
Octopus The Most Intelligent Animal on Earth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJor1sk_JDI
Titanic Expedition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJh8bebqwi8
Midnight Zone (Exploring the Oceans.) 36-44 rat tail fish, challenger deep
Rat tail fish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-6bJ6YmZWw
Mariana Trench https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFNo2tTPVHY
Underwater volcano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmMlspNoZMs


Seafloor (Exploring the Oceans)4-13 treasure, sand, sea urchins, stingray
Peacock mantis shrimp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lgNHdx3Q6s
Treasure diver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iuvsDNkDxc
Army of sea urchins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihvKwVDw8Pc
Skates and Rays https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLwkfWuAMRo
Seafloor (Exploring the Oceans) 14-23 rivers, kelp forest, sea lion
Kelp Forest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKQeIXSLcYU
Sea Hare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFAdts1xUMc
Lions of the Deep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyTTZ0Hi8Tw
Seafloor (Exploring the Oceans) 24-31 grey whales, creatures on ocean floor
gray whales https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e2dW81kLIk
Sponges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8a0oNsDEx8
Sea Squirt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rTOQO-M724
Sea Cucumber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXf_YodWw40
Great Sculpin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTFLmszMfG0
Seafloor (Exploring the Oceans) 32-44 volcanic activity, iceworms
Mid Ocean Ridge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQsbT9j3P44
Underwater Volcano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpz4fXH7nuo
Giant Tube Worms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QffkyLYB_PA
Glacier Ice Worms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKEVe-Y6Wqw
Sea Floor Spreading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZL5GWaLviY
Awesome Ocean Science pg 57-63 with experiments ocean floor, volcanic activity, water pressure

Ocean Ecology

Awesome Ocean Science pg 94-113 Saving our seas
When your job is saving the ocean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-_dv0B0g1c
Plastic ocean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju_2NuK5O-E
Troubled Waters:  The Impacts of Overfishing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YACTNvuijQY 

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