Oceanography Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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What do oceanographers study?

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1. Approximately how much of the Earth is covered in ocean?

2. What unusual object helped scientists learn about ocean currents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you see how many facts you know about the study of oceanography. You'll be asked about ocean currents, underwater volcanoes, ocean organisms and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will challenge you to:

  • Know what oceanographers study
  • Remember how much of the Earth is covered in oceans
  • Understand how scientists learned about ocean currents
  • Tell what underwater volcanoes are called
  • Name the organism that makes half of the world's oxygen

Skills Practiced

The quiz helps you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information from the oceanography lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about oceanographers to tell what they study
  • Information recall - remember what you know about the ocean organism that makes half of the Earth's oxygen

Additional Learning

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