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One of the most important sixth grade science standards is a deep understanding of the Earth's Oceans. As we know, one of the best ways for students to learn is to do things hands-on. I'd love to provide my students with the opportunity to use the much-acclaimed Delta Science Modules Oceans Kit. I have used one of these kits before, and it was amazing to see how invested and engaged the students were as they learned.
Students investigate our watery planet with a graphic model that compares water to land, salt water to fresh water, oceans to seas, and the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Then, they get their hands wet investigating several ocean phenomena: saltiness, wave action, and currents. Students use ocean depth data to create a 3-D model of the ocean floor, make hydrometers to measure water density, and assemble a tidal dial to explore the ocean's rise and fall. Students model adaptive features of fish and marine mammals and use sea specimens to study an assortment of mollusks and other creatures of the intertidal zone.
In the Delta Science Reader Oceans, students explore the ocean, the great body of salt water that covers nearly three-fourths of Earth's surface. They learn about the composition of ocean water, features of the ocean floor, how ocean waters move, and how oceans affect weather and climate. They find out about the many resources the ocean provides. They also read about marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle and undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Finally, students learn about deep-ocean exploration.
Thank you in advance for your consideration! 65 Oakland sixth graders and one very happy teacher thank you for your help!
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