Enrich Learning Connected to the UN Sustainability Goal #14 Life Below Water
Early Elementary Students
One World One Ocean's new animated video celebrates the wonders of the ocean.
1. What are 3 or more facts that you learned from this video?
2. Create a poster of ocean life. Make sure to label the marine life and plants that live in the ocean.
3. With your family, learn more about: the Great Barrier Reef, islands created by underwater volcanoes, Mariana Trench, or whatever interests you about ocean life.
Perils of Plastic introduces the concept of the detrimental effects of plastic and the need to recycle through animation and music.
For Early Elementary Students: Download and print this coloring and activity book to extend elementary student learning about the importance of Kelp as a habitat for marine life.
Appropriate For All Ages
Students look at this underwater photograph and describe what they see. Be specific about the colors and marine life. This can be done as a writing assignment or students can recreate this photograph in a piece of art.
Students are encouraged to investigate other underwater life and create an illustration of a healthy ocean ecosystem.
Upper Elementary Students
Watch the film The Kelp Lady
1. What is a kelp forest and why is it important for ocean health?
2. How does kelp get energy to grow?
3. Students create their own kelp forest using the art medium of their choice. Write a few sentences or a paragraph about your poster. Submit to MY HERO through the Create Program.
Link to a lesson plan for further exploration of Kelp Forests:
Ecological Interactions and Biodiversity of Kelp Forests Lesson Plan
Marine Protected Areas
Link to Marine Protected Area Lesson Plan. Students learn about human impacts on marine ecosystems using the films below.
The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition brings together organizations and individuals with a common goal of protecting and restoring marine life.
Additional Films Related to Marine Protected Areas
Additional MY HERO Environmental Films Organized by Grade Level, Selected Environmental Films by Category and Sylvia Earl Ocean Conservation Award Winning Films from the MY HERO International Film Festival.
These films are under 10 minutes and feature environmental heroes fighting to protect our precious planet.
View these outstanding environmental films to learn about heroes who are fighting for the health of our planet.
View the finalist films - 2019 Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award!
Additional MY HERO Multimedia Content Related to UN Sustainability Goal #14: Life Below Water
For Additional Resources and Lesson Plans, Go to the MY HERO Lesson Plan Center
Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
How to use MY HERO's Create Program to Publish Stories, Art, Film and Audio for Students
Tutorial for students: Publish written stories, film, original artwork and audio in MY HERO's multimedia library.
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Submit your artwork to be entered in the MY HERO art contest or to be exhibited on our Gallery Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Organizer created on 3/17/2020 9:42:05 AM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 3/14/2023 2:48:17 PM by Laura Nietzer