Ocean Themed Activities

Dear Parents,

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.

Or an Ocean Sensory Tray using Frozen Rice

Krokotak has this great shark game made from a plastic bottle

Art Train

This cool clothespin fish chomps on small fish and looks awesome:

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Science Buddies

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: 

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/OceanSci_p003/ocean-sciences/how-salty-does-the-sea-have-to-be-for-an-egg-to-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

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Ocearch

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.

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