Virtual Field Trip to the Ocean
⛵ Dive into an undersea world with this incredible cross-curricular Virtual Field Trip to the Ocean! This virtual field trip activity is an absolute treasure trove of fascinating information about our Earth’s oceans and the creatures that inhabit them. With an array of video links, images, reading passages, exercises, maps, and more, students will be mesmerized as they practice key skills and explore the awe-inspiring world beneath the waves.
⚓ In this Virtual Field Trip to the Ocean, your students learn about essential scientific concepts like adaptation and biodiversity. Integrated thought-provoking exercises, reading and writing assignments, and links to educational videos help students develop skills in reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, science, and much more.
⛴ This Virtual Field Trip to the Ocean is a must-have for any teacher looking to provide their students with an engaging and enriching learning experience. Your students will be captivated and inspired as they explore the wondrous world beneath the waves!
Aligned with NGSS standards, this virtual field trip emphasizes the importance of understanding the relationships between populations and their habitats.
⇨ LS4.C: Adaptation
- For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. (3-LS4-3)
⇨ LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
- Populations live in a variety of habitats and change in those habitats affects the organisms living there. (3-LS4-4)
*Please note: This resource includes links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for engaging no prep activities in any classroom with access to a device. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or at home.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Science – Virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
- Earth’s Oceans Video & Map
- Marine Biologist Job Description & Video
- Ticket to the Ocean!
- Pacific Ocean Passage
- Kelp Forest Video
- Mariana Trench Video
- Atlantic Ocean Photo Observation
- Animal Partnerships Video
- Bottlenose Dolphin Adaptations
- Indian Ocean Seagrasses & Dugongs
- Arctic Ocean: Whale & Walrus Adaptations
- Southern Ocean Passage
- Research Notes
- Other Places to Explore!
*Answer Key Included
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
This virtual field trip takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.
This Virtual Field Trip to the Ocean is the perfect activity for:
⭐️ Fun Fridays
⭐️ End of Science Unit
⭐️ Whole Class
⭐️ Small Groups
There are so many ways to use these engaging and meaningful activities in your classroom. If you’re looking for more ways to explore learning with Virtual Field Trips you can LEARN MORE here.