Create a Habitat Tour for Whales


Create a Habitat Tour for Whales

Two researchers looking at the ocean from a boat. One has a binocular while the other is taking notes.


Resource: Stirring the zone

Description | 50 min

Media: Learn about the career of a Canadian seabird biologist and how to conduct a "sea census" in the pelagic zone of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

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Activity: Photo tour creation - Students are given a series of photos to build their own photo tour. They are prompted to add their learning into the tour via information points or narration.

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About Ocean School
This is a free educational resource from the Canadian Government about the ocean, through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada. Ocean School provides free, media-rich, ocean-based resources in multiple subjects for students in grades 5–12. Created by educators, scientists and storytellers, these interactive learning materials help students understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us. Ocean School is ad-free and requires no login for teacher or student.

French: This resource is available in French

Please note: Ocean School activities are not stand-alone lessons (they do not cover all aspects of one topic or subject) but instead supplement learning through dynamic and engaging experiences.

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