for Dolphin Day
The students will name and
identify the four major oceans on a world map.
with the students how dolphins live in all the major
oceans of the world. (Some scientists
believe there is a 5th ocean, the Southern Ocean,
which is discussed at the web sites.)
information from the aforementioned sites about the
oceans and where they are located. Review the
worksheet ahead of time to be sure specific material
is covered in the presentation of
at a world map and have the students locate the oceans
as well as their home town. Which ocean do they
live the closest to?
out the Oceans
Worksheet and have the students complete the sheet
for reinforcement. With younger students,
complete the worksheet as a whole class.
information from a book or web site, discuss with the
students how dolphins have their own way of
communicating with one another through the use of
clicks, barks, and whistles. Relate this to
human language and how people need to communicate with
one another. Would people who live in the same
area be able to function if they all spoke a different
language? Present the fact that people who live
in the same areas speak a common language. Use a
map, the Languages
Around the World Worksheet, and the Free
Translation web site for a lesson on
languages. Work together as a class to complete
the worksheet. The students may add other
countries and languages on to the sheet as well.
dolphins are social animals and help one another when
hurt or in distress. Brainstorm how people who live
together in the same community can help one another.