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Ocean School @home

Join us for your own ocean adventure!

Ocean School @home was made especially for families at home. It’s full of our favourite pieces from across the North Atlantic and Open Ocean units for you to enjoy!

  • Choose from activities for Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, or 9+
  • Explore by theme, like “Fintastic Foods” and “Jaw-some Sharks.”
  • Visit the VR Zone to visit the bottom of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, dive around a remote tropical island, or dissect a cod.
32
Stories to discover
180
Minutes of media
4
Interactive experiences

Grades 5-6

Dive into Ocean School’s world of Grade 5-6 content. Foster your child’s creativity as they learn about food webs, habitats and animal adaptation. Explore the 4 zones to find over 150 minutes of media and 750 minutes of hands-on activities.

Zones

Jaw-some sharks

Big shark fan? Check out these 12 min of media and 145 min of activities.

Key concepts: Habitats, shark adaptation, migration and life cycles

Fintastic foods

Dive into the food we eat, with 20 min of media and 120 min of activities.

Key concepts: Food webs, sustainable fishing, culinary careers

Whale world

All whales all the time, with 15 min of media and 110 min of activities.

Key concepts: Food webs, monitoring marine life with bioacoustics and photography

VR zone 5-6

Our best virtual reality and interactive experiences! 110 min of media and 480 min of activities.

This VR zone has activities adapted for grades 5-6. To extend the experience, you can also try the more challenging activities available in the VR zone for Grades 7-8!

Key concepts: Critical habitats, fish anatomy, interspecies relationships, scientific process

Grades 7-8

Engage your child's critical thinking and design skills in the module for Grades 7-8. Explore data through mapping and graphing, and design solutions for real-world problems. Visit all 3 zones to find over 150 minutes of media and 750 minutes of hands-on activities.

Zones

Sharktastic

Can’t get enough sharks? Check out these 15 min of media and 195 min of activities.

Key concepts: Shark migration, shark conservation, tracking sharks with acoustic and satellite technologies

Make something!

Get creative! Put your designing cap on, with 18.5 min of media and 215 min of activities.

Key concepts: Design thinking, food webs, submarine mechanics, whale anatomy and scale

VR zone 7-8

Our best virtual reality and interactive experiences! 110 min of media and 480 min of activities.

Key concepts: Critical habitats, fish anatomy, interspecies relationships, data analysis, scientific process

Grade 9+

Challenge your high schooler by exploring environmental issues that matter. This selection of activities dive deeper into data analysis and digital communication skills. Visit all 3 zones to find over 130 minutes of media and 920 minutes of hands-on activities.

Zones

Datalicious

Math-based, number crunching activities, with 12.5 min of media and 200 min of activities

Key concepts: Reading graphs, species surveys, planning for data collection

Electric ocean avenue

Use digital tools to show what you’ve learned about the ocean, with 11.5 min of media, and 240 min of activities.

Key concepts: Habitats, the nitrogen cycle, the data collection process, digital storytelling

VR zone 9+

Our best virtual reality and interactive experiences! 110 min of media and 480 min of activities.

Key concepts: Critical habitats, fish anatomy, interspecies relationships, scientific process