Dive into the World of
Sea Mammals
Designed by Mrs. Midler for her 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders

 
   INTRODUCTION

     There are many mammals that live in water, or near the shore. They do not live in fresh water, like the Flint River that runs through our city. They live in the sea, or ocean, where the water is salty. 
     Like land mammals, sea mammals give birth to their young live and the mothers produce milk for the babies. They have hair on their bodies, although many of them have hair we can barely see.
     At this web site you will learn what animals are sea mammals. You will learn how they live, what they look like, and what they eat. I hope you enjoy the activities I have prepared for you!


 
 
 
dolphin1. At this web site you can learn interesting facts about the: common dolphin, elephant seal, Hubb's beaked dolphin, sperm whale, Pacific white sided dolphin, gray whale, humpback whale, California sea lion, harbor seal, southern sea otter, and orca whale.
walrus  2. This is a fantastic web site that has twenty pictures of marine mammals. See the walrus, seals, dolphins, manatees, and whales here! Click on the word mammals, then marine mammals to see the pictures.
dugong3. Read a story about the dugong and other sea mammals. Learn about the dangers of their extinction. Make sure that you read the story about the whale and the dolphin. Easy to read, and interesting too!
  4. Learn about the appearance, distribution, feeding, population, and exploitation of sea mammals that live in the southern hemisphere.
manatee 5.  Read a short story about the manatee. Learn how it compares to the dugong. Find out about it's body structure and what it's diet is.
 

6. Learn more about manatees! A group from Belize created this site. Watch a quicklime movie! Observe a manatee swimming and listen to the sounds it makes through a Windows Media Player! It's neat!!

california 7. Do you know what pinnepeds are? They are fin footed sea mammals and this site tells you all about them. It's  interesting!!
weebay
 8. This site is wonderful! Wee Bay has created wonderful animation, cartoons, facts, and sounds of sea mammals and sea birds. You've got to view this one!
humpback  9. Do you know the difference between whales and fish? Go to this site to find out. It has great pictures!

whaletail 10. Majestic whales are shown at this site. Read whale stories and see neat pictures. This site has links to seaward and Hawaii's Marine Wildlife.

11. Try out your searching skills! Use an online
encyclopedia to find information on sea mammals. Simply type in "sea mammals" inside the search box.


 

Scenario 1
Your friends want to know all about this cute little creature. Since you are a famous marine biologist, your mission is to teach them.
Steps for Completing Your Mission
1. Click on the words "southern sea otter" from 
     web site number 1.
2. Read the printed information about the sea otter.
3. Read the information again.
4. Jot down the animal's name, weight, size, habitat,
     coloration, and survival techniques.
5. Go to your desk and write a report, using complete
     sentences, about the sea otter. Remember to include
     the information mentioned in number 4.
6.  Share your report with the class.
7.  Have a drawing contest to see who can draw the
     best sea otter.

 
Georgia second grade Mathematics QCC...Topic:  weight...Standard 11: Determines weight/mass of objects in ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms. 
Georgia first grade Science QCC...Topic:  The Living World, Animals...Standard 13:  Describes and compares characteristics of different animals such as coloration that enhance survival.
Georgia third grade Technology QCC...Topic:  Communication...Standard 10:  Uses technology to gather information to communicate with others.
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  Mathematics  Standard 11:  Determines weight and mass of objects in ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms.
The student is unable to find the weight and other characteristics of the animal without  assistance. The student is able to find the weight and other characteristics of the animal, but has to have some assistance. The student is able to find the weight and other characteristics of the animal without assistance.  
Science
Standard 13:
 Describes and compares characteristics of different animals such as coloration that enhance survival.
The student is unable to describe the sea otter's survival techniques without much assistance. The student is able to describe the sea otter's survival techniques  with minimal assistance. The student is able to describe the sea otter's survival techniques without assistance.  
Technology
Standard 10:  Uses technology to gather information to communicate with others.
The student is unable to report to the class the required information about sea otters without much assistance. The student is able to report to the class the required information about sea otters with minimal assistance. The student is able to report to the class the required information about sea otters without assistance.  


bottlenose
Scenario 2
          Some of the world's marine mammals are endangered. You have been chosen to be President of The Whale Club. Choose a vice-president. The two of you have a mission to read a story to remind you how delightful these animals can be. Then you must design a poster to let the world know that we must save these animals. 
Steps for Completing Your Mission

1. Choose the words "majestic whales" from site 
     number 10.
2. Click on "The Whale Club." 
3. Look at the poster that was made by the 
    previous president and vice president.
4. Read the story entitled "Lagoon play in Key 
    West."
5. Design an endangered poster using poster 
    board and crayons. Put a geometric pattern
    around the board as a border.
6. On the back of the poster list ways that we 
    can help endangered animals.
7. Present your poster to the class, and retell the 
    story that the two of you read.

 
Georgia third grade Mathematics QCC...Topic:  Spacial sense...Standard:  7:  Visualizes, draws, and compares geometric shapes in various positions/orientations.
Georgia third grade Technology QCC...Topic:  Problem Solving...Standard 14:  Uses technology to solve problems and make decisions with teacher guidance.

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Visualizes, draws, and compares geometric shapes in various positions/orientations.
The student is unable to create a geometric pattern on the poster 
without  assistance.
The student is able to create a geometric pattern on the poster, but has to have some assistance. The student is able to create a geometric pattern on the poster without assistance.  
Technology
Standard 14:
Uses technology to solve problems and make decisions with teacher guidance.

 

The student is unable to come up with ways to solve the endangered issue without much assistance. The student is able to come up with ways to solve the endangered issue, with minimal assistance. The student is able to come up with ways to solve the endangered issue without assistance.  
 


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