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Whales and Dolphins Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary
Use fun activities and games outlined in our lesson plans to go beyond your textbook teaching of whales and dolphins. From art projects to trips to aquariums, you'll get detailed ideas for engaging ways you can ensure your students gain full understanding of the physical characteristics, habits and types of these animals, such as bottleneck dolphins, killer whales, blue whales and humpback whales.
Lesson plans also contain links to video and text lessons you can use to have students explore more facts about whales and dolphins. These additional resources can facilitate class discussions or writing assignments and lead to more creative ways you can use your class time.
How It Helps
- Activities or games: Outlines individual and group activities and projects that allow your students to explore facts about whales and dolphins in engaging and creative ways
- Vocabulary words: Lists and defines relevant terms about whales and dolphins that will help students further understand facts about these animals
- Class discussions/topics: Uses supplemental video and text lessons and provides sample question topics you can use to spark class discussions to encourage student participation
How It Works
This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons about whales and dolphins easy.
- Use lesson plan outlines for specific whales and dolphins topics you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your science class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
- Share the related whales and dolphins lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of whales and dolphins.
- Engage your students with relevant whales and dolphins-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. Dolphin Lesson Plan
What does your class know about dolphins? Two text lessons provide material to read aloud to the class while an activity gives students a chance to show what they have learned. Related lessons and extra activities are included for future instruction.
2. Facts About Dolphins for Kids
Dolphins are beautiful creatures, and people of all ages love them. This lesson will teach you some interesting facts about this animal, like where they live and what they eat.
3. Bottlenose Dolphin Facts: Lesson for Kids
This lesson will teach you about the graceful, intelligent bottlenose dolphin! Learn where they live, how they hunt, and how they use their large brains in the sea.
4. Whales Lesson Plan
Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on whales. Students will learn how to define and identify a whale, then read about different types. Apply knowledge with a fun activity.
5. Whale Facts: Lesson for Kids
There are many different kinds of whales that live in the ocean. Come learn about the two main kinds of whales, how big they can get, what they like to eat and some other cool facts about these animals.
6. Blue Whale Games & Activities
Blue whales are the largest species on the planet. This series of games and activities allows students to explore this amazing animal while also building on other academic skills.
7. Killer Whale Games & Activities
Killer whales are some of the largest mammals on earth and a great source of fascination for students. These games and activities are designed with inquisitive students in mind. They make learning about Killer Whales fun and memorable.
8. Humpback Whale Games & Activities
Learning about the humpback whale can get students excited about nature and discovery. Use the games and activities in this lesson to help your students understand this amazing creature.
9. Whales Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Whales are among the largest and most interesting creatures in the world. This lesson plan teaches students all about whales with the help of a text lesson. A group activity reinforces learning and culminates in a class mural.
10. Whale Evolution Lesson Plan
This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about the evolution of whales. Students will read a lesson and answer questions. Then, they will create a cartoon that illustrates and describes the ancestry of whales.
11. Whale Evolution: Fossils & Timeline
It's probably hard to believe, but whales once lived on land (well, whale relatives). This lesson will explore the evolution of whales including exploring some of the fossils found.
12. Blue Whale Lesson Plan
With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about the habitats and behaviors of blue whales. They will apply this knowledge to a work of fact and research-supported creative writing.
13. Blue Whale: Facts & Habitats
In this lesson, we're going to look at the largest animal in the world: the blue whale. You'll learn about its habitat, as well as some interesting facts about its life and behavior.
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