A Complete Ocean Unit Study For Your Homeschool

I’m so excited to share our newest unit study with you! Just in time for summer, we have a complete ocean unit study for your homeschool that’s filled with facts and activities to inspire and fascinate.

Studying the ocean in your homeschool can be an adventure filled with great books, games, and fun facts. We live in Florida, so we spend a lot of time at the beach during the summer months. Over the years, our whole family (and especially Emily) has fallen in love with the ocean. 

This summer we’re going to follow Emily’s interest in the ocean and spend our days learning through great read alouds, hands-on activities, games, and lots of field trips to the beach! Want to get this ocean unit study for your homeschool? Keep reading to find out how!

Studying The Ocean In Your Homeschool

We live in Florida, so we spend a lot of time at the beach, especially in the summer months. There’s so much to discover and learn about when you’re visiting the seaside! Over the years Emily has grown more and more interested in the ocean and the animals who live there.

This summer, we are following Emily’s interests as we explore the ocean with lots of hands-on activities and field trips to the beach. I’ve put together a complete ocean unit study to help us get the most out of our summer excursions this year and I’m so happy I can share it with you. 

A Complete Ocean Unit Study For Your Homeschool

My complete ocean unit study is perfect for interest-led learners to explore and learn all about the sea this summer. I’ve included a lot of facts, hands-on activities, games, books to share, and so much more in this unit study! 

As always, you’ll get my book suggestions, video and movie lists, game ideas, and lots of custom printables too. Here’s what’s included in this ocean unit study:

Reading Summaries

These summaries are perfect for answering your kids’ questions about a variety of ocean related topics. Plus, they make great read alouds you can use to check for reading comprehension and spark discussion. Check out the topics included in this unit study:

  • History of Ocean Exploration
  • Oceanography & Sylvia Earle
  • Currents & Tides
  • Ocean Habitats: Mangroves, Coral Reefs, Tide Pools, Glaciers, Kelp Forests
  • Ocean Zones: Sunlight, Twilight, Midnight, Abyss, Trench
  • All About Seashells
  • Ocean Animals: Invertebrates, Crustaceans, Mollusks, Reptiles, Mammals, Fish
  • Ocean Conservation

Ocean Printables

I’ve also included lots of printables to help facilitate activities and learning with your kids this summer. There are pages you can use to homeschool on the go and hands-on activities to do at home too. Here’s a little bit of what’s included:

  • Printable Ocean Crafts
  • Ocean Pattern Blocks
  • Color by Number Pages
  • Playdough Mats and Activities
  • Ocean Animal Anatomy & Labeling
  • Custom Coloring Pages
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Ocean Word Search

Hands-On Activity Ideas

  • Ocean Sensory Bins
  • Science Experiments 
  • Ocean Themed Games
  • Ocean Craft Ideas
  • YouTube Videos and Film Lists
  • More Reading Resources

There is so much included in this complete ocean unit study. There’s sure to be something for everyone. Even your most reluctant homeschoolers will fall in love with the sea during these ocean activities. 

How We Are Using This Ocean Unit Study

If you’ve been following our homeschool blog for a while, you probably know we take a more laid back approach to lessons during the summer months. So, I bet you’re wondering how we plan to use this ocean unit study.

It gets pretty hot in Florida during the summer, so we are planning to spend the hottest part of the day indoors learning. That’s when we will read about the ocean and do hands-on activities together to learn all about the ocean and the amazing creatures who live there.

Plus, I’m definitely taking advantage of our location to explore the beach up close too. We will be adding lots of beach field trips to explore and learn about the ocean together as a family.

You can do as much or as little from this ocean unit study as you wish. I hope your homeschoolers will love it as much as we do and “dive deep” into the material as they learn about the ocean this summer. However, I’d encourage you to follow their lead and enjoy the learning fun together at your own pace.

Get This Unit Study For Your Homeschool

Do you want to get this complete ocean unit study for your homeschool? It’s available in my shop along with tons of other great unit studies, printables, and curriculum options for you to explore. 

Plus, check out how we celebrate Shark Week for more great ideas you can use as you learn about the ocean with your homeschoolers too. Then, explore some of our favorite marine field trips from the past:

If you’re planning an ocean unit study with your homeschoolers this summer, I’d love to hear about it! Share your activity ideas in the comments so we can enjoy them too.


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