Get In The Zone: Ocean Zones

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
The ocean has distinct layers that have their own characteristics such as unique sea creatures, differing temperatures, and different pressures. The layers range from the surface layer where most ocean activities occur, to the deep dark depths of the water that scientists have yet to fully explore. In this lesson, students will learn the ocean layers and describe the characteristics (ocean depth and some forms of life) of each. This lesson was designed with specific support for diverse learners.
Author: 
Mi Ngo
Grade Range: 
2
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity