Ocean, Seas and Straits – Pin Map Printable

Last week we started on our ocean unit — the hydrosphere.

We were pretty busy with other things, so we spent most of the week simply going over some of the major oceans, seas and straits.  I made a pin map and the kids worked on about a dozen places.  You’ll find the free printable below.

Ocean-Seas-Straits-Pin-Map  For those of you who may be interested in making your own pin map, I’ll explain how we made ours.

  • We laminated our world map.
  • We took five sheets of foam and stacked them on top of each other.  We placed a thick piece of cardboard on the bottom.
  • We took clear packing tape and taped the cardboard and stacks of foam together.
  • We placed the laminated map on top and then used clear packing tape to tape it to the stack.

Making-a-Pin-MapNext, we made the pin pieces:

  • We laminated the labels and then cut them out.
  • We put a straight pin (with a plastic knob at the top) through the right side of the label.
  • We cut strips of packing tape and taped both sides of the label so that the pin will not slide out.

Homemade-Pin-MapI also laminated the answer sheet to make sure it’s durable. There are numbers on the pin map pieces that correspond with the numbers on the map.

Ocean-Pin-Map

Oceans Seas Straits Pin Map

Ocean-Seas-Straits-Pin-Map-Printable

This is our last unit of the four major earth systems. You’ll find a free printable about the 4 Major Earth Systems here:

4-Major-Earth-Systems-Biosphere-Atmosphere-Geosphere-Hydrosphere

We really loved our study of the world oceans. Find out more about our 65+ page Ocean Unit here: We did a ton of hands-on activities and learned a lot – from marine habitats and ocean currents to learning about the ocean floors and bioluminescence!

Ocean-Unit-Packet-Marine-Habitats-Ocean-Currents-Tides-Bioluminescence

Here are some of the other major systems we covered:

You might also be interested in these related posts:

Free-World-Maps-Printables

FreeMontessoriWorldGeographyMap-Printable

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