Today’s topic is in celebration of World Oceans Day (June 8th). But Father’s Day is just around the corner, so 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
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
The Ocean Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Although it covers nearly three-quarters of the Earth, scientists call the ocean our planet’s last frontier, and say that we know more about the moon then we do the seafloor. 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: Exhibits
This page is a fabulous collection of the best Monterey Aquarium pages for both kids and grown-ups. My favorites are the live web cams (keep in mind that these operate on Pacific Standard Time), and the animal guides (sea otters, penguins, jellies and more.) Another great find is the 168-page printable Sea Searcher’s Handbook chock full of articles and hands-on activities.
National Geographic Kids: Ocean Facts!
Ten fun ocean facts, a small photo gallery, and a video await elementary-age students wanting to learn more about the ocean. “The deepest known area of the Earth’s oceans is known as the Mariana Trench. It’s deepest point measures 11km. That’s a long dive down!”
… Click to continue to The Ocean
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
Shark Quiz and Worksheet
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Quote of the Week
“It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner.” ~~ Jonas Salk ~~ (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) developer of polio vaccine. Read more Jonas Salk quotes by clicking this link.
Surfing the Calendar
National Rose Month June
Cancer From the Sun Month June
Dairy Month June
National Rivers Month June
National Fireworks Safety Month June
Great Outdoors Month June
Zoos: Zoo and Aquarium Month June
Aquariums: Zoo and Aquarium Month June
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month June
“$64,000 Question” Game Show Premiered Jun 7, 1955
Paul Gauguin’s Birthday Jun 7, 1848
Maurice Sendak’s Birthday Jun 10, 1928
Anne Frank’s Birthday Jun 12, 1929
President Reagan Urges Gorbachev to Tear Down Berlin Wall Jun 12, 1987
47th Mersenne Prime Number Found Jun 12, 2009
World’s First Roller Coaster Opened at Coney Island Jun 13, 1884
First American Flag Adopted Jun 14, 1777
John Bartlett’s Birthday Jun 14, 1820
Phrase “under God” Added to Pledge of Allegiance Jun 14, 1954
Flag Day Jun 14, 2022
Twelfth Amendment Added to US Constitution Jun 15, 1804
Duct Tape Days Jun 15-17, 2022
World Juggling Day Jun 16, 2022
Bunker Hill Day Jun 17, 1775