Ocean Habitats

Most of Earth is covered by saltwater found in our oceans and seas. In this movie, you’ll explore three ocean layers: the sunlit zone, twilight zone, and midnight zone. You'll learn about marine plants and animals like coral, phytoplankton, krill, fish, eels, mollusks, dolphins, and whales. See how oil spills and other forms of pollution can change ocean habitats, and how endangered fish can affect food chains and ocean life. What can you do to protect ocean environments? Watch the movie to find out!

The Environmental Cost of Oil Lesson Plan: How Oil Production Can Impact Oceans

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to learn the environmental cost of oil, and that that the ocean is a complex ecosystem that is home to a variety of animals and plant life. Students will make and test predictions about how oil and pollutants react with water, and explain how pollutants such as oil significantly impact humans and the environment. Students then work in cooperative learning groups to create a project that demonstrates what they have learned. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Habiwhat? Lesson Plan: Podcasting About Animals and Their Habitats

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore habitats. They will identify animals belonging to specific habitats, and create podcasts describing an animal and its habitat. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Comparing Habitats Lesson Plan: Rainforest, Desert, or Freshwater?

In this multi-day lesson plan, adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about three different habitats in which animals live (rainforest, desert, and freshwater). Students chart how different animals survive in their habitat by working on a class poster, and compare and contrast different animals in different habitats. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Ocean Habitats Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about Ocean Habitats. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie on Oceans. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Ocean Habitats Activities for Kids

These K-3 activities provide parents and educators with ideas for reinforcing learning at home about Ocean Habitats. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Ocean topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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