[Surfnetkids] The Ocean

Dear Reader,

My daughter graduated from college, and I just had a birthday. What’s does all this mean? June is here and Father’s Day is just around the corner!

From Surfnetkids.com and a few other sites, here are some Father’s Day resources to enjoy.

Father’s Day coloring pages — free to print and color in seconds

Father’s Day Poems — recommended sites from Surfnetkids.com

Father’s Day Fun — a collection of gift ideas, tips, games, and activities

Printable Father’s Day Cards

Father’s Day Word Search

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
http://www.surfnetkids.com

The Ocean
http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/ocean/

The Ocean Printable(** for Premium Members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/ocean.pdf

Although it covers nearly three-quarters of Earth, scientists call the ocean our planet’s last frontier, and say that we know more about the moon then we do the sea floor. While oceanographers are racing to learn more about the deep secrets of the ocean floor, you can start your ocean journey at the following sites.

AMNH: OLogy: Marine Biology

“OLogy means ‘the study of.’ And here on the American Museum of Natural History’s OLogy website, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.” This particular section is all about Marine Biology at an elementary and middle-school level. For an introduction to oceans, start at “What’s the Big Idea.” To explore related concepts, follow the little red asterisks that pop open multimedia lessons. Free registration allows you to collect cards from each station, and to submit projects for possible publication.

Monterey Aquarium: Animals & Experiences

This page is a fabulous collection of the best Monterey Aquarium pages for both kids and grownups. My favorites are the live web cams (keep in mind that these operate on Pacific Standard Time), activities and games (from K to 12), and the animal guides (sea otters, penguins, jellies and more.) Another great find is the 168-page printable Sea Searcher’s Handbook ( http://montereyaquarium.org/PDF_files/activities/seasearchers/aquarium_ss_full.pdf ) chock full of articles and hands-on activities.

National Geographic: The Ocean

Gotta love those big, beautiful National Geographic photos! Best clicks are the Photo Galleries, Ocean Quizzes, along with any of the articles or videos. “Ninety percent of the large predators in the ocean are gone and their populations have collapsed. The reason for this is that we have taken too many fish out of the sea, and we keep taking more before the remaining populations are able to reproduce. Watch this video [Weird Fish Marine Reserve] where Mel, the ‘very weird’ fish, will show you how marine reserves can help fish populations recover, and why we need many more.”

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Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

The Ocean Printable
Ocean Wikipedia Printable
Dolphins Printable
Whales Printable
Shark Quiz and Worksheet
*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables-club.htm

Related Games

The Ocean
Ocean Word Search
Ocean Puzzle
Shark Quiz
Something Fishy

Quote of the Week

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~~ Maya Angelou ~~ (b. Apr 4, 1928) American poet, dancer, playwright, director, author. Read more Maya Angelou quotes at: http://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/maya-angelou/

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