Science & Nature
Monsters of the Deep: The Mysterious Octopuses
Each learner will engage in octopus science integrated with some vocabulary study, math, social studies (habitat preservation), art and music with movement.
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Have you ever wondered about that weird creature called an octopus? It is unlike any other animal in the vast oceans of our world. In this class your child will learn the anatomy, habitats, behaviors, diet, and dangers that an octopus face. They will view beautiful photos and animations of octopuses in a fun slide presentation and even learn some new vocabulary to add to their repertoire as young scientists. We will discuss what we want to learn about octopuses in the beginning and later...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn all skills included octopus anatomy, habitats, behaviors, diet and dangers. They will learn the preservation of octopuses as well as an action song and how to draw/color an octopus using the anatomy facts that they learn.
There is no homework, but I have included some links to several exciting videos to expand their learning in my presentation. They are not required to read any pages.
plain white paper crayons and/or markers
Learning is assessed informally with questions and answers in our discussion.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There are some YouTube links at the end for your student to explore more about octopuses. I have watched each one and deem that they are suitable for young children to watch.
I created Google slides to present the lesson using National Geographic for Kids as well as a wide variety of other online sources of information. I have created a list of additional links you may be interested in sharing with your child after class. Here is a short summary for each one (they are numbered.) 1. A video of 2 aquarists (find out what they are) interacting with Gilligan, a Giant Pacific octopus. 2. Octopus for Kids 3. Nat Geo Kids: Octopuses 4. Octopus steals crab in fisherman’s trap 5. Brave Wilderness: Catching an Octopus 6. Little Fox Stories for Kids: William and the Octopus 7. The Story Book Tellers: My Very Own Octopus by Bernard Most 8. Monterey Bay Aquarium featuring several live cams: Your child will more than likely need help getting to the live cams. Click on Animals (at the top), then Live Cams (under Habitats). There are a lot of sea animals to explore. In the search you can also type "octopus" to learn/watch much more. Enjoy this site along with your child. 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPAQgNMWT3s 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHRS3bD4yPM 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQnKO_2kKk 4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abRPaXgJGQg 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMmdeMzXKMI 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHChZqOyPtY 7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePdLk_pVvNQ 8. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/
Ms. DeniseFormer Kindergarten Teacher
72 total reviews
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Hello! I am a retired kindergarten teacher (31 years) and love teaching early academic skills as well as various crafts/fun projects. Art and Music are also some of my favorite subjects. I believe children learn best by using as many senses as...