Happy Saturday! As promised, here are some ocean themed activities to do with your kids: Some fun crafts for the little ones and awesome research experiments for the older ones.
The Imagination Tree
Crafts for little ones:
Make an ocean diorama in an egg carton.
An Ocean and Waves Discovery Bottle.
Krokotak has this great shark game made from a plastic bottle
This cool clothespin fish chomps on small fish and looks awesome:
This website has tons of STEM activities for older school kids. This is just a small selection of what they offer. (You can search by topic at the top)
Here is one on building underwater robots: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Robotics_p002/robotics/build-an-underwater-robot#background
Here they can track the journey of harbor porpoises: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/OceanSci_p004/ocean-sciences/track-harbor-porpoises
Here they can learn if Hurricanes Cool the Ocean: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/OceanSci_p006/ocean-sciences/do-hurricanes-cool-the-ocean
Here is an easy experiment on how salty the sea need to be to make an egg float:
Here is an advanced experiment on modeling ocean currents in your kitchen: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/OceanSci_p012/ocean-sciences/ocean-currents-modeling-global-conveyor-belt
Here is a cool website that show live tracking of sharks, turtles and dolphins (funded by Sea World) https://www.ocearch.org/tracker/?list
Let us know if you do any of these activities or if you have other fun and interesting links to share.