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Facts About Ocean Animals {Unit Study Series}

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Water makes up more than two-thirds of our world.  Within that water are more than 230,000 species of ocean life according to the World Register of Marine Species*.  As part of of our new themed unit study, we will be learning about several of them.  Over the course of several weeks (maybe even months), the Ocean Animals Unit Study will cover all subjects from Bible to Home Economics and everything in between.  All the subjects are based around these Ocean Animals!

Ocean Animals Unit Study

*WoRMS (World Register of Marine Species) passed the 200,000 species mark in 2010 in conjunction with the celebration of 10 years’ Census of Marine Life. Given an estimated 230,000 accepted described marine species, still 6,052 to go (plus the yearly increment of 2,000 newly described species). WoRMS aims to provide the most authoritative list of names of all marine species globally, ever published.

Facts About Ocean Animals – Unit Study:

In the first set of printables, we will be learning about 8 commonly known ocean animals.  Simply click the picture above to download your free printable Ocean Animals fact sheets.

This set includes the following ocean animals:  

  1. Orca (killer) Whale
  2. Sea Turtle
  3. Octopus
  4. Jellyfish
  5. Clown Fish
  6. Dolphin
  7. Crab
  8. Starfish

Each fact sheet includes the following about each of the above ocean animals:

  1. Kingdom
  2. Class
  3. Diet
  4. Type of Eater
  5. Habitat
  6. Lifespan
  7. Number of Young
  8. Fun Factoid
  9. Coloring page

The facts about ocean animals sheets also have some more information and suggest use ideas!

As you learn all about each animal, you can fill out the All About Animals template and add it to your growing Marine Life binder!

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Facts About Ocean Animals – Unit Study Learning Toys:



More Ocean Animal Resources:

Complete Ocean Animals Unit Study

Ocean Animal Kid Color Pages

Ocean Animal Handwriting Worksheets

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Tuesday 13th of June 2023

I always plan a summertime lesson about the ocean and all of the animals that live there. The kids love it and so do I! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 25th of October 2023

It's wonderful to hear that our Ocean Animals Unit Study has been useful for your summertime lessons. Engaging kids with interactive learning about marine life is indeed a thrilling experience! The excess information ensures every curious mind gets a thorough understanding. Keep inspiring young minds and thanks for being part of our educational community!


Thursday 25th of May 2017

I love animals and found it very interesting in the part that you talk about ocean animals, I loved your article, I will share in social networks so that more people can see.


Tuesday 21st of March 2017

Great resource, Thanks for sharing this at #HomeMattersParty


Wednesday 15th of March 2017

Great idea and so much fun for the kids. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party, Bev


Friday 29th of July 2016

What a wonderful creative unit you have created. Thank you for sharing this with us at Thoughts of Home.