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Animal Wonders - Sea Mammals Lab

Patricia Valdez Certified Teacher
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(190)
We will learn the wonders of the life and habitats of the sea lion, whales, otters, walruses, and dolphins.

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 4
Beginner Level
4 lessons//1 Week
 Week 1
Lesson 1
What is a mammal?
Characteristics of sea otters. Reading worksheets or Comparing and contrasting animals using Venn diagrams. Lab Create a Sea Mammal mobile: scissors, glue stick, colors, yarn, a hanger -
Lesson 2
Traits and habitats. Compare and contrast animals using Venn diagrams. Different types of whale reading worksheets or videos. Compare and contrast animals using Venn diagrams. Lab: Learn the whale's external and internal anatomy
Lesson 3
Dolphin traits such as their skin and habitats of the pink dolphin A few YouTube videos will be shown in class. Lab: Let's learn the anatomy of the dolphin using diagrams and Play-doh.
Lesson 4
Seals and Walruses
Seals and Walruses traits and habitats. Compare and contrast lab results using a Venn diagram. You may need an extra pair of hands for this lab. Also, a towel for any spills that may occur.
Students will learn the parts of several sea mammals and their habitats.
Having been a Biology teacher for thirty-five years has allowed me to teach students about all kinds of animals and their habitats. Every summer, I offer various animal summer camps for kids. I now want to offer this same experience on Outschool for children around the world.
Day 1 Computer paper, printer ink, markers or crayons, scissors, yarn, a hanger (children's would be perfect but not necessary.) Print the animal template.
Day 2  Computer paper (gray or blue is nice but not mandatory), pencil, and a notebook.
Day 3 Playdoh or Sketch pad, pencil, color pencils
Day 4 Bucket or large bowl, ice, gloves, large ziplock bag, a small can of lard
Please note that the terms mammary glands, penis, sperm, and evolution will be mentioned during this class.
Please note that I use videos. 
OPTIONAL: Ocean Mammals by Elaine Landau is a great resource book that you can check out from the library or purchase on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Ocean-Mammals-True-Books-Animals/dp/0516200410/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=Ocean+Mammals+Elaine+Landau&qid=1598225388&sr=8-10
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(190)
Hello, My name is Patricia Valdez. I love teaching! 

I am a wife. I have four sons (who were homeschooled all the way thru to high school) and eight grandchildren. I am bilingual. I speak both English and Spanish.
I enjoy gardening, upcycling and... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
4x per week, 1 week
45 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-10
3-12 learners per class

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