At-Home Activities: Across Oceans - Special Equipment

March 1-5

Workshop Class Activities

  1. Craft – Star Finder Origami

  2. Key Points – Puzzle Me This

  3. Collaborative – Maritime Signal Flags

  4. Language Arts – Word Roots

  5. Math/Logic – Timeline of Diving Logic Puzzle

  6. Prepare for Adventure – Make Compasses

  7. Big Activity – Submarine Science

  8. Movement - Musical Islands

At-Home Activities

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  • various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to oceans

  • journal or lined paper

  • a pack of M&M’s or Skittles

  • a deck of playing cards

  • poster board

  • recycle bin materials


Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to oceans



“Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away.”

― Sarah Kay

“Hark, now hear the sailors cry,

Smell the sea, and feel the sky,

Let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.”

― Van Morrison,

Language arts lesson

Many of the words in our language come from Greek and Latin. For example, the word bathysphere comes from the Greek words bathos meanig depth and sphaira meaning sphere. The work submarine comes from the Latin words sub meanig under and marine meaning sea.

The words bathysphere and submarine did not exist until after those vehicles were invented and the inventors used the Greek and Latin word roots to create the new names.

Writing Activity

Imagine some things that you would like to invent. What would you name your new inventions? Use Greek and Latin word roots to create the names of your new inventions. Here is an extensive list of word roots:


I would like to invent… It would help people because...


Math Concept

Estimating, counting, grouping, and charting are skills that mathematicians and scientists use.

Math Project

Use a pack of M&M’s or Skittles for this project. Before opening your pack, guess how many candies there are inside. You may also want to guess how many of each color is included. Open you pack and count all the candies. How close was your guess? Sorting the candies by their colors. How many of each color are there? Make a bar graph to compare the quantities of each color. You can make your own chart or use the one found here:

Go here for many more M&M’s math activities, including those for older students:

Math Concept

Rounding, estimating, and mental math are important skills for daily life.