Animal habitats and earth biomes are popular subjects to study for Earth Month in April. Depending on your school’s science program, kids will study different habitats in various grades of their school career. In high school, environmental science and wildlife biology classes look in-depth at earth biomes. Oceans are a favorite biome with kids. If you’re studying oceanography, aquatic life science or marine biology in school, here are free printable activities on oceans. Use these for World Oceans Day on June 8. Homeschool parents, you can use these too.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration education link from that page has free printable oceanography lessons, activities on oceans and marine biology videos, reading materials, tests, activities and worksheets and games. Some have suggested science experiments that relate. Explorations cover the worlds oceans: Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Arctic and Southern. Areas include Ring of Fire, ocean canyons, arctic regions, platform corals, Chile margins and submerged new world (an underwater view of what the continents called “Americas” looked like before they were discovered by Europeans). Learning Page has free printable lessons on oceans for younger learners. Check ABC Teach for free printable ocean worksheets for early grades too. Mr. Donn has free printable ocean worksheets and aquatic life science lessons for middle school ages.
DLTK-Kids has loads of free printable marine biology and aquatic animals coloring pages. Oceanography images are mostly cartoon-like and would be appropriate for preschool, kindergarten and special needs students. There are pictures of clams, mussels, crabs, eel, lobster, fish, octopus, jellyfish, dolphin, stingray, seahorses, squid, shark, seal, shrimp, sea turtles, walrus and whales. For advanced, realistic oceanography coloring pages of aquatic life science, Edupics has 156 free printable images of sea creatures. There are creatures from every kingdom: sea birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and some insects. Students can color bivalves, crustaceans, anemone, underwater plants, coral, whales, dolphin, sharks, manatee and seashells. Assemble these into marine biome crafts. Here are free printable habitat dioramas of oceans and coral reef.
Enchanted Learning has free printable aquatic life science lessons You can print booklets, crafts, activities, worksheets, puzzles, games, maps, charts, diagrams and more. Oceanography subjects cover: marine life, waves, tsunamis, hurricanes, weather, water cycle, ocean zones (floor, intertidal, euphotic-sunlit), explorers, coral reef and related topics. Biology Junction has a collection of free printable life science coloring pages including aquatic life and marine biology. Discovery Education has free printable oceanography lessons on aquatic life science and oceans. Check Ohio State University for free printable marine biology lesson plans.