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OCEAN ACTIVITIES

Hands on!
This is a package with activities to help you learn about how the ocean works, the
organisms that live in it, and just how important it is in our everyday lives. You will also
discover how you can play a role in protecting our ocean for future generations.

You must complete four compulsory activities and at least 2 additional, optional activities.
After completing activities successfully, you will earn the Ocean Badge or a sticker ☺. A
checklist helps you to keep track of the activities you have completed.

Compulsory activities ensure that you understand basic concepts and issues related to
the ocean. Optional activities are activities which you are interested in and you can
choose which activities you want to do.

Goals and assessment criteria
Skills Contents
• I can use basic concepts of biology. • I recognize different species.
• I understand cause and effect • I can explain the classification of
relationships. organisms
• I can use appropriate research • I can explain how different living beings
equipment. have adopted to their environment.
• I can carry out small scale studies indoors • I can explain the needs of different living
and outside and report the findings. beings in different ecosystems.
• I can study individually at my own pace. • I can describe the cycle of substances
• I can study collaboratively. and the flow of energy.
• I show effort and take responsibility of my • I can explain photosynthesis.
learning. • I can tell how organisms have evolved.
• I am able to use ICT as a tool of learning. • I know the principles of sustainable living.
• I can make photo collage of organisms. • I can discuss protection and use of natural
resources in relation to sustainable
development.
• I can describe how biological knowledge
can be used in everyday life.

Decomposers
Local Detrivores
Consumers’ ocean Consumers
choices Cycle of
Herbivores substances
Sustainable Conditions Carnivores
living Importance for ocean Producers
of oceans
Food chain
Suistanable Solutions
Ocean at Photosynthesis Flow of
fishing risk
OCEAN Organisms and
energy

Accidents, classification
oil spills Evolution and Archaea
Eutrophication Census of
adaptation of Bacteria
Overfishing marine life
Plastic organisms
Protists Biodiversity
Non-native Algae
species Climate
change Fungi
Causes of Plants
climate
change Animals Invertebrates
Vertebrates
Compulsory activities
Optional activities
1. Topic: Oceans
Activity: Watch a video about ocean for 5. Topic: Marine ecosystems
example Nature is speaking – The Ocean. Activity: Find a good picture about
Website: YouTube. oceans and add to it information with
videos, web pages and photos.
Apps: ThingLink

2. Topic: Marine ecosystems
6. Topic: Organisms in shore
Activity: Read the textbook and pick up
Activity: Go out on the shore. Observe
basic concepts of marine ecosystems.
all the organisms you see. Take photos ja
Make a flash cards about these
notes. Create a short
concepts: ecosystem - biotic component
report summarizing your findings and add
– abiotic component – organism -
photos into your photo collage.
photosynthesis – producer – consumer –
Apps: One Note, Instagram, Adobe Spark,
decomposer – predator – pray –
Adobe Post
herbivores – carnivores – omnivores - food
chain – energy – food – nutrient.
Apps: Quizlet

7. Topic: Organisms of oceans
Activity: Make trading cards of organisms
in oceans. Write down common name,
3. Topic: Organisms in seawater. scientific name, classification, position in
Activity: Examine seawater and make food chain, habitat, adaptations,
photo collage. Use magnifying glass or interesting facts etc.
microscope. Take a picture and make Apps: Ripl, Adobe Post, PowerPoint
photo collage. Find more organisms of
oceans from internet (CC BY-SA pictures).
Give organisms name, classify them and
write something interesting about their
8. Topic: Adaptations and anatomy of fish
lives. Use suitable hashtags for example
Activity: Carry out fish dissection with small
#animal #invertebrate #plankton
groups and teacher. Take photos and
#waterflea #cladocera.
write report of your findings or make a
Websites: Pixabay, Flickr, Search Creative
video.
Commons
Website: Openbiomi.com
Apps: Instagram, WhatsApp, Adobe
Apps: One Note, iMovie
Spark, Adobe Post

4. Topic: Problems of oceans and solutions 9. Topic: Adaptations or organisms and
Activity: Find out about problems of human inventions
oceans and the means of protection. Activity: Compare different animals such
Make a concept map. After that create a as coral, zooplankton, flying fish, tuna,
short (1-2 minutes) advertisement about sharks, seals, orcas, sea horses, manatees,
the problems and means of protections. jellyfish and sea stars. What are some of
Website: Panda.org, their adaptations? How do these animals
Pinterest.com/ritkes/oceans/ move? What are some examples of
Apps: Popplet, Bubbl human inventions that copy sea animal
movement? Make a poster, flyer or
infographic about adaptations.
Apps: Pictochart, Canva
14. Topic: Sustainable living
10. Topic: Photosynthesis Activity: Design and make your own
Activity: Watch a video about The shopping bag from old clothing or items.
Photosynthesis Song. Why photosynthesis
is so important for life of oceans? Make
your own song about photosynthesis and
record it.
Website: YouTube
Apps: EDpuzzle etc. 15. Topic: Local ocean
Activity: Find out as much as you can
about your local ocean. Interview marine
biologists or other people who know
about the ocean. Put together a quiz for
11. Topic: Evolution of life the rest of your group and compare your
Activity: Life began in oceans. Explore the findings by answering each other’s
evolution of life and make a timeline of questions.
evolution. Apps: Kahoot!, Quizziz, Socrative
Web page:
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/s
cience/prehistoric-world/prehistoric-time-
line
Apps: Dipity, Tiki-Toki 16. Topic: News about oceans
Activity: Follow media and news about
oceans. Get a newspaper and read all
articles about oceans. Or visit
a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or
Pinterest and start follow people or groups
12. Topic: Marine food chain who share information about oceans. Join
Activity: Make a marine food chain and contribute with them. Pick up
mobile. Use pictures or drawings of marine contents that interests you and build your
organisms to create a marine food own magazine of oceans.
chain mobile or create organisms about Apps: Flipboard, One Note.
modelling clay. Make a frame an old
coat hanger. Start by attaching a top-
level carnivore like a shark, then use string
to attach the next level of the food
chain (e.g. carnivorous fish), 17. Topic: Oceans
then herbivores, then plants and so on. Activity: Find from internet ocean-themed
games and play them or create your own
marine life game.

13. Topic: Plastic in oceans
Activity: Watch a video Plastic debris in
the oceans. Write down how plastic
effect on organisms and what you can 18. Topic: Humans effects on oceans
do to minimize plastic debris. Make a Activity: Create a short film, photo-story,
crossword puzzle about plastic in the play or podcast explaining how humans
oceans. affect the ocean and coastline near you
Website: Vimeo, One Note, Crossword and how this in turn affects the local
Puzzle Maker, Crosswords Labs community. Try to reach your audience.
You could try to get the local media
involved.
Apps: Adobe Video, iMovie, Animoto,
Powtoon, Snip, etc.
everyone in the video and their parents
before you post it.
Websites: YouTube, Facebook
Apps: Fotobabble, EDPuzzle, Snip
19. Topic: Interesting marine organism
Activity: Find out about one marine
organism that interests you. How big is it?
Where does it live? What does it eat and
what eats it? How long does it live? Do 23. Topic: Beach clean-up
people use it in some way? Make a Activity: Organize a beach clean-up.
presentation about it. Inform for it in Facebook or Instagram. Use
Apps: Sway, Prezi, PowerPoint and Office suitable hashtags. Be careful of
Mix, Nearpod sharp or toxic items. Use appropriate
protective equipment such as gloves. Try
to collect as much rubbish as you can
find. Once you have finished, put all the
rubbish together in a big pile. Invite your
20. Topic: Weird organisms friends and parents to see the results of
Activity: Find a species that you have your work. You could also get the media
never heard of before and bring it to life involved. Invite a local journalist or radio
using any craft method you like. Why this presenter to join your beach clean. If no
creature is important and what problems one is available, write a report about the
might be caused if it became extinct? event for the local newspaper.
Website: Census of marine life.
Apps: One Note, Spark Page etc.

24. Topic: Oceans
Activity: Make exercises in your textbook.
21. Topic: Food from oceans Check and correct them.
Activity: Record what you eat for two Apps: One Note, Word
days. Which animals and plants did your
food come from? Which of those are
organisms that live in oceans? Write
notes.
Apps: One Note, Word
25. Topic: Oceans
Activity: Take your own idea or mix and
match above activities.
• Discuss the topic in small groups.
• Teach and help other.
22. Topic: Threatened species • Make a concept or mind map.
Activity: Make a commercial about a • Follow the media and collect
threatened species in the ocean. stories that interest you.
Discover what does it eat, what animals • Make an excursion and collect
eat it, what are its habits, why is it materials to study.
threatened with extinction, who is • Watch a document or video and
responsible for that and what the take notes.
environment would be like if that species • Make your own teaching video or
goes extinct? How consumer choices animation.
affect them directly and indirectly. • Share the results of your work eg. in
Record it for example with something and Facebook or Instagram.
post it on YouTube or Facebook. Monitor • Create photo collages.
the number of hits (the number of people • Interview and take notes.
who watch your commercial) and the • Prepare an oral presentation.
comments on the website. Make sure you • Etc.
have the permission of the pictures or Apps: Choose the most suitable tool for
your activity.
CHECKLIST AND SELF-EVALUATION

Compulsory activities Self-evaluation Stickers

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Optional activities Self-evaluation Stickers
(at least 2)
SELF- AND PEER EVALUATION

Skills
Goals I cannot. I can I can well. I can very
somehow. well.

I have to learn I have to learn I can explain I understand
more. more. or teach these cause and
things to my effect
peer or relationship of
teacher. issues.
(This means grade 8.)
I can use basic
concepts of
biology.
I understand
cause and effect
relationships.
I can use
appropriate
research
equipment.
I can carry out
small scale
studies indoors
and outside and
report the
findings.
I can study
individually at my
own pace.
I can study
collaboratively.
I show effort and
take responsibility
of my learning.
I am able to use
ICT as a tool
of learning.
I can make
photo collage of
organisms.
Contents
Goals I cannot. I can I can well. I can very
somehow. well.

I have to learn I have to learn I can explain I understand
more. more. or teach these cause and
things to my effect
peer or relationship of
teacher. issues.
(This means grade 8.)
I recognize
different species.
I can explain the
classification of
organisms.
I can explain
how different
living beings
have adopted to
their
environment.
I can explain the
needs of
different living
beings in
different
ecosystems.
I can describe
the cycle of
substances and
the flow of
energy.
I can explain
photosynthesis.
I can tell how
organisms have
evolved.
I know the
principles of
sustainable living.
I can discuss
protection and
use of natural
resources in
relation to
sustainable
development.
I can describe
how biological
knowledge can
be used in
everyday life.

Give yourself a grade of learning oceans: