Ocean Unit Packet: Marine Habitats, Tides, Currents, Ocean Floor, Ocean Life, Bioluminescence and More!

I created this Ocean Unit because I could not find any curriculum that tackled all the topics I wanted to cover. In our ocean studies we explored

  • Marine HabitatsOcean-Unit-100 Pages Marine-Habitats-Ocean-Currents-Tides-Bioluminescence
  • Coral Reefs
  • Tide Pools
  • Water Form Words (bay, estuary, lagoon, fjord, etc.)
  • Features of the Ocean Floor (trench, seamount, guyot, etc.)
  • Ocean Navigation (early navigation with astrolabes & the Ocean Unit - What causes tides - spring neap tide worksheetsconstellations, modern SONAR)
  • Salinity
  • Tides
  • Ocean Currents (Surface & Deep Sea Currents)
  • Ocean Life:
    • Special Body Features
    • Fish Body Shape and Movement
    • Biological Interactions: Mutualism and Commensalism in the Ocean
    • Ocean Zones - Layers of the Ocean ActivityDeep Sea Life – Bioluminescence, Anglerfish
  • The Ocean Zones
  • There are lots of hands-on activity ideas included too!

We also talked about the ocean zones and different layers of the ocean again (which we covered three or four years ago).

Ocean Unit - Marine Habitats Coral Reefs Tide Pools Tides Currents Ocean Zones Bioluminescence Worksheets and moreScroll down to see pictures of the ocean worksheets, notebook pages and Montessori cards included in this packet!

Answer Keys are provided with the notebook pages.

Recommended Ages: We did this unit in middle school, but it can be adapted for ages 10-15 or so. My kids were ages 8, 10 and 13 when we first did this unit.  My youngest is now age 12 and she’s doing this unit again in middle school (since she was pretty young the first time we did the unit!).

Ocean Packet (100+ Pages): (You can scroll down below to see some photos of the pages that are included in this unit.)

Our units are PDF downloads.  If you have any questions, you can visit the Frequently Asked Questions Page or feel free to email me! ~Liesl

The ocean unit is included in the Biology Bundle. (See details in our Store, at the Biology Bundle of 6 page, or down below).

Ocean Unit Packet AND Layers of the Ocean Activities Packet


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Ocean-Unit-100 Pages Marine-Habitats-Ocean-Currents-Tides-Bioluminescence

Once you pay for this packet, you will immediately receive a link to download this file (which will open in a browser window).  You will also receive an email from Sendowl (the service I use), which will have a link you can click on to download the pdf.  Of course, if you have any issues just email me at — liesl at homeschoolden dot com.  You can also reach me by using the contact form on the blog. ~Liesl

NOTE: The Ocean Unit is included in the Biology Bundle of 5. (See this post or more details below).

And now, a bit more detail about what is included in the 100+ Page Ocean Packet:

Marine Habitats:

Marine-Habitat-Worksheets-CardsCoral Reefs:

Corals and Coral Reefs Worksheets - Notebook Pages and Lapbook Activity Coral Reef Notebook Pages - WorksheetsTide Pools:

Tide Pools WorksheetsWater Form Words:

Ocean Unit - Water Form Words WorksheetFeatures of the Ocean Floor (and activity ideas):

Features-of-the-Ocean-Floor-WorksheetsFeatures of the Ocean Floor Worksheets

Latitude - Longitude Activities and WorksheetsEarly Navigation: (and activity ideas)


SONAR-notebook-pagesSalinity: Ocean-Unit-Salinity-Activities

Ocean Tides and Currents (and activity ideas):Ocean Unit - what causes tidesSpring-and-Neap-TidesOcean Life:  Special Body Features, Body Shape and MovementFish-Body-Shape-Features-WorksheetsBioluminescence:Bioluminescence-WorksheetsLayers-of-the-Ocean-Activities

Here’s what one Homeschool Mom said over on TpT about the Ocean Unit in Feb. 2020:

Awesome product! Highly recommend! One of my kiddos’ favorite units and this product helped with layers of ocean, animals, and made it fun, hands-on, something she looked forward to working on! Used with supplementing home school curriculum.

We had an amazing time with this unit! As I mentioned in previous posts, we learned a *ton* from the Blue Planet (affiliate link – available on DVD and Amazon streaming), an amazing documentary about the history of the world’s oceans and ocean life.  We watched all 8 episodes and the kids absolutely *loved* the series!! This unit was much more meaningful with the stunning footage and information the kids learned in this series.

The Blue PlanetThen the kids did a number of hands-on activities and worked on the various notebook pages in this packet.  I’ve already shared a lot of the details about our hands-on ocean activities, so I’ll just provide links to those (they are also included in the packet as well):

Other notebook pages in the Ocean Packet not shown above: Earth systems (an introduction to the hydrosphere as one of the 4 major Earth systems);  Earth’s crust (highest and lowest points on Earth), Earth’s Oceans – The Hydrosphere: A page with basic information about Earth’s oceans; divides and watersheds and an ocean drainage map, biological interactions of some ocean organisms – examples of mutualism and commensalism.


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$8.99 Ocean Unit – Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone: (100+ pages) Marine Habitats, Coral Reefs, Tide Pools, Water Form Words, Ocean navigation, Features of the ocean floor, salinity, ocean tides & currents, ocean life, bioluminescence & more!

$7.99 Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet (100 pages) dichotomous key activity, Linnaeus & the history of classification, learn the Animalia phyla (Annelids, Platyhelminthes, Nematodes, Cnidaria, Animalia, etc.)

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Biology Packet Ecosystems Biomes Habitats Food Chains Food Webs Symbiosis Population WorksheetsCell Unit - Plant and Animal Cell Worksheets and ActivitiesScientific Classification and Taxonomy Unit for Middle School and early High School Ocean Unit - Marine Habitats Coral Reefs Tide Pools Tides Features of the Ocean Floor Fish Shapes and more worksheetsPathogens Unit - Worksheets and Activities on Bacteria Virus Protozoa Parasites Fungi PrionsCell Cycle and Mitosis Worksheet PacketAgain, you can see the Biology BUNDLE Page for lots more pictures!

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