Ocean Conservation: Elementary Studentsby Laura Nietzer of MY HERO Project
Subject Ecology, Sustainable Development Goals, Science
Students learn about ocean resources and ecosystem. This lesson includes films to watch, a photograph to analyze, questions and activities for elementary students.
Students watch the following films and complete the activity suggestions:
- What are 3 or more facts that you learned from this video?
- Create a poster of ocean life. Make sure to label the marine life and plants that live in the ocean.
- With your family, learn more about: the Great Barrier Reef, islands created by underwater volcanoes, the Mariana Trench or whatever else interests you about the ocean.
- What is a kelp forest and why is it important for ocean health?
- How does kelp get energy to grow?
- Students create art to represent their own kelp forest using the art medium of their choice. Write a few sentences or a paragraph about the art, using what they have learned about kelp forests. Submit the artwork and writing to MY HERO through the create program.
3. Students analyze this underwater photograph of a tidal pool.
- Describe what you see in this photograph. Be specific about the colors and marine life
- Students can recreate this photograph as a piece of art using the medium of their choice.
- Investigate what else lives in the ocean and create an illustration of a healthy ocean ecosystem. Write a paragraph about what you have included and why it is a healthy ecosystem.
4. Download the 7 page Laguna Bluebelt Coloring and Activity book to learn more about kelp forest ecosystems.
Give feedback to students.
How many details did they include in the film activities?
Did students use proper grammar and sentence structure with supporting details in their writing?