Oceans - Week 1

We started a new science book this semester, Exploring Creation With Zoology 2. The first chapter is on Oceans, and we are really enjoying it. I was amazed at how many experiments and resources there are out there on this topic, and I can't wait to try some out and share them with you!

In addition to the text, I got several pages of coloring sheets and other printables from Enchanted Learning, and am using a couple of other books. So far this week we have covered pages 1-11 of Exploring Creation With Zoology. To go along with this text we used the following pages from

For pages 1 - 4:
Great White Shark (An example of a Nekton)
Manta Ray (An example of a Nekton)
Shark Glossary---N is for Nekton

                                   For pages 5 -7:

                                  For pages 8 - 11:

We also read pages 4 - 9 of the book Life in the Oceans by Lucy Baker
and pages 4 - 9 of Make it Work! Oceans by Andrew Haslam and Barbara Taylor

We did the experiment on page 9 of the Make it Work! book. This experiment was fun because it also helped us learn how a lava lamp works, and would work for a volcano study as well.

The final thing that we did this week for science was an experiment from a website about currents. You can find the experiment here: Teacher Vision - Currents and Waves Experiment
The kids, Alex, in particular, really liked this experiment because when they were done they just kept playing with the straws and the gram cubes in the water. It was like having bathtub playtime at the kitchen table!

So, there you have it. Our 1st week of science. What did you do this week? Got any great websites, experiments, or books to share? Leave me a comment, or a link to your blog, I would love to see what you have going on! 

Here is our second week working on Oceans for science! We had a lot of fun. I can't believe how many experiments and worksheets there are out there for oceans. We are using Exploring Creation With Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day for our main text and supplementing with a few other books and worksheets. All of the worksheets listed today come from

We don't have as much to share this week because of snow days, but we did finish up the first chapter and all of the corresponding activities, which means that next week we will start chapter 2, which is all about whales!
Pages 12 - 15
Sunlight Zone of Ocean
Twilight Zone of Ocean

This is a picture of Isabella's ocean diorama. She will be adding more to it as we study. Right now it only has zoo plankton, phytoplankton, and angler fish. 

This is a picture of Isabella after we did an experiment that shows how being deep in the ocean affects your lung capacity. 

Pages 16 - 17
Label The Earth's Oceans

This is a picture of an experiment from the book where we had hot water with blue food coloring and cold with yellow and watched which way the water moved as they mixed.

Science - Aquatic Animals

Exploring Creation Through Zoology pages 55 - 72

Sea Turtle Print Out

All About Turtles

Science Project Ideas With Turtles

Frog Life Cycle

Frog vs. Toad Venn Diagram

Toad Print Out

Salamander Print Out

What's The Difference pages 47 - 53; 55 - 63

Paper Ocean (Make Your Own) pages 8 & 9, 30, 12