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Ocean Focused Resources

Ocean Facts for Kids | Atlantic Ocean | Pacific Ocean | Indian Ocean

Description: This website focus on brief information about the five different oceans in the world.
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because it is important for children to know what makes each ocean unique and the differences between one another. This website contains brief information about each one, but it also includes link to each of the oceans for more facts. It has pictures that are included for each ocean and it is easy to navigate for kids.

Explorium: Ocean for Kids Free - Android Apps on Google Play

Description: This website focuses on children exploring and learning about the ocean through an online interactive app.
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because it allows the students to be engaged and learn more about the ocean. This app does contain specific facts about the ocean as well as a quest and mini games that students can do. The students will be able to see the ocean as if they are seeing it in person and it is very easy to navigate for kids.

Ocean Animal Encyclopedia

Description: This website focuses on information about the different types of animals in the ocean
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because it is important for students to know about the characteristics of each animal. Each animal consists of specific information that make each of them unique. This website contains a picture of each animal to let the students know what they are looking when they go to the ocean and it is easy to navigate.

Ocean Animal Learning Games & Videos For Kids | Learning Games For Kids

Description: This website focuses on a wide variety of video and games for each category of ocean animals.
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because it allows students to learn more about the animals and be able to test their own knowledge. The videos contain specific information about the animal and the games are a learning tool for the students. This website is visually appealing for the students as it engages them with their learning and it is easy to navigate.

Bemular - The Oceans Song (Educational Kids Music & Video)

Description: This video focuses on brief information about the five oceans in our world.
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because it provides students with a visual aid to help remember the five oceans. The video contains specific information about the oceans. The pictures in the video were visually appealing because it added content and it assist the student's learning. The video is easy to navigate and find other videos that relate to the ocean.

Ocean Biome Facts

Description: This website focuses on the information about the basic facts of the ocean biome.
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because it gives students a background knowledge of the important facts that make up the ocean. This website provides brief specific information of what the ocean is like. There is no pictures that make it visually appealing but, holds quality information for students to understand and it is easy to navigate.

Oceans Overview

Description: This website focuses on a video about an in depth information about the ocean.
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because it is beneficial to student to get the big picture of the ocean. This video contains specific information about the ocean that will deepen student's learning. It is visually appealing because there are many pictures streaming through the video that keep the students focused and it is easy to navigate.

World Geography Games: Oceans

Description:This website focuses on knowing where each of the oceans are for memory
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because it it essential for students to know where each of the oceans are located if they are going to study the ocean. Since this is a memory game; there is not specific information. This website has no visual appeal except for the map and it is easy to get to.

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Ocean Life

Ocean Life

Description: This photo contains animals that live in the ocean.
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because since my students have been learning about the ocean, I want them to pick their favorite animal as well as discover information of their choice. This picture does not have any specific information because the students will be researching information about their animal. It is visually appealing because the ocean life looks extremely busy and it is easy to navigate.

Oceans of the World Quiz

Description: This website focuses on testing the knowledge about the different oceans.
Rationale: I chose this particular resource because it guides students to see if they know what they have been learning. The only specific information related to this source is the question that is being asked. It is not visually appealing and it is easy to navigate.