Monday, February 6, 2012

Unit Study Ocean Life/Tide Pools

Last summer before our family vacation to California we set out on a three week study of tide pools with a review of ocean life from the summer before (that year we visited Sea World). We completed various tide pool crafts each afternoon while reading three chapters of "Exploring Creation with Zoology." I found most of my craft ideas at Fairy Dust Teaching, my favorite craft surfing site.

Our stations included a sea shell tub and play doe tide pool.

Some crafts that we accomplished were tissue and water color fish.

We also pasted tide pool life cut outs on a giant ocean tide pool.

At the end of the three weeks we visited Balboa Island in San Diego, California where we sailed a ship out into the ocean, toured the Nautical Museum with an interactive tide pool and then we took a beach cruiser to a real tide pool at Crystal Cove.

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