Ocean Worksheets

Oceanography Study for Kids

Your kids will love these ocean worksheets, hands-on projects, suggested field trips, list of classic ocean literature, and template for an ocean lapbook.

Oceanography Worksheets and Projects

Every drop that falls in your yard heads towards the great oceans. Learn about this mysterious, watery frontier.

Map of 6 Oceans

Major Oceans Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #1: Locate and name the six oceans on this planet.

Ocean Projects: Play hop scotch and land on the correct ocean. Play "Go Fish" with different facts about the major oceans. Chart ocean currents.

Read More: Map of Oceans

Plant and Animal Life In the Ocean

Ocean Creatures Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #2: Describe three groups of plants and animals in the ocean.

Ocean Projects Make an ocean food web on your floor. Create an ocean diorama.

Read More: 3 Types of Ocean Creatures

The Ocean Floor

Ocean Floor Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #3: Identify the parts of the ocean floor.

Ocean Projects: Build a paper mache model of the ocean floor.

Read More: Explore the Ocean Floor.

Water Routes

Water Routes Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #4: Trace the route water follows to get to the ocean.

Geology Projects: Trace the route of the water that falls in your yard. Discover the boundaries of the watershed you live in.

Read More: Learn where water goes when it flows.


Seaweed Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #5: Identify the function of the different parts of seaweed.

Geology Projects: Make a seaweed collage. Cook up some sushi. Try our seaweed tongue twister and host a seaweed appreciation day.

Science Fair Experiment: Does seaweed prefer salt or fresh water?

Read More: Function of Seaweed

Ocean Zones

Ocean Zones Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #6: Compare the amount of light at three different ocean zones.

Geology Projects: How well does water filter out light?

Read More: Check out the Ocean Zones.

Is Algae a Plant?

Algae and Plants Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #7: Explain the difference between algae and plants.

Algae Projects: Collect it, grow it, eat it, soak in it, and give it as a gift. We can't let plants have ALL the glory.

Read More: Difference between Algae and Plants.

Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #8: Give examples of symbiosis in a coral reef.

Coral Reef Projects: Check high and low prices of plants for your own coral-reef aquarium. Raise shrimp or hermit crabs. Discuss the ethics of coral jewelry.

Read More: Sybiotic Relationships in Reefs.

Fresh Water vs Saltwater

Saltwater and Freshwater Worksheet click to print arrow

MatchCard #9: Compare the salinity of seawater and freshwater.

Seawater Projects:Compare bouyancy of salt water and fresh water. Find the effect of salt on distribution of minerals and food coloring. Find how salt effects the freezing point of water. Make a pie chart of the sources of Earth's water.

Read More: Saltwater vs Freshwater.

More Ocean-Going Fun!

The Best Ocean Literature

Boy Reading and Dreaming

Our list of classic Ocean Stories
which will capture their imagination as they hear of danger and adventure on the high seas.

Ocean Lapbook

Colorful Ocean Lapbook

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A colorful, ocen lapbook will turn your worksheets into a science lapbook they will look at over and over again.

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MatchCard Science is a hands-on homeschool science curriculum with MatchCards for each objective covering 12 different units.

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