Homeschool Marine Biology for Multiple Ages

We are embarking on a new adventure together. We are formally studying marine biology in our homeschool. I say formally because our studies will count for high school credit for our eldest two. And we have many wonderful resources we will purposefully be using.

Marine Biology Studies for Multiple Ages at www.hodgepodge.me See, we’ve long loved all things marine biology, aquatic and beach side. Littlest Girl asked that we celebrate her sixth birthday as a family at the Georgia Aquarium. All so she could see those sharks, whale and sea creatures up close. We invested in Georgia Aquarium passes this school year so that we can get there as often as possible for further study and marine biology fun.

…So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living ting with which the water teems, according to their kinds… Genesis 2:1

We’re also fresh from a week-long, blessed family trip to the beach – the Gulf of Mexico shoreline.

marine biology resources Marine Biology Resources for Multiple Ages

These are the resources we have gathered for our children to use together. It’s a family study for kindergarten, second grade, our sixth grader in middle school and our two high schoolers – ninth and tenth grades.

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Apologia Zoology 2 Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day Review www.thecurriculumchoice.com

From our library:

beach books From online resources:

Apalachicola Estuary field trip Field Trips

Some of the very best learning occurs when we get to see and touch and read and learn about what we are studying. So, even though we are ‘land-locked’ in Georgia, there are plenty of places we can go and learn more about marine biology.

IMG_8179 Apalachicola Estuary and Aquarium – So many great exhibits and wonderful learning opportunities.

photo We went here twice while on vacation – we loved it that much. Plus, there was a giant, long mural that spanned half the building. We loved seeing the art work of the seashore.

sea turtle painting Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center – we are hopeful and are aiming to get down to the Golden Isles sometime this year! Update: We did! Here is more on the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

Georgia Aquarium Georgia Aquarium – one of our favorite places to go! The Georgia Aquarium even has a brand new app we are enjoying – Fintastic Discoveries!

photo Marine Biology Arts and Activities

Art tutorials with Nana – past (seahorse, porpoise, all blue ocean scene) and our Sharks book!

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Our Sharks: Chalk Pastel Art for All Ages

So, as I’ve said, though we’ve loved all things marine biology for years, we are just at the starts of digging into these resources. I’m looking forward to sharing about our discoveries and all our learning for our multiple ages and stages throughout this homeschool year and will be updating this post.

Follow Tricia’s board Sharks! and More Marine Biology on Pinterest.

I’ve been gathering many resources, including field trips and art tutorials on my Sharks! and more marine biology Pinterest board.

Many thanks to our Friday hostesses!

ShareampTell250x250_zpsa2fe5cc7 And Apologia’s Homeschool Science Share and Tell Link Up

There’s so much more to share about our adventures at the beach, the aquarium there and the aquarium here but I won’t bombard you with pictures. But I am looking forward to sharing more about our Apologia throughout the year!

What are you studying in science this year?

About Hodgepodgemom

Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children – preschoolers to high schoolers. The biggest lesson she’s learned? At the end of the day – when the dishes are put away and the children are tucked in bed – truly what matters is each child’s relationship with the Lord. Raising children is a God-given privilege and, folks, the time is short.

Comments

  1. What a great idea…to get pass discounts for the year to the aquarium so you can go multiple times while you are studying marine biology. A simple and yet perfect idea. I will have to think about how to best apply this idea to our homeschool. You have so many great resources around you. You know the crab tutorial will be near and dear to my heart.
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  2. We also have passes to the Georgia Aquarium. It’s a great place to take the kids!
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  3. We love visiting the aquarium! Looks like you’ve been enjoying all your learning adventures!
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  4. Thanks for mentioning the sea turtle center. I have a turtle loving 8 year old who would love a trip there next summer :-)
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  5. Looks like a great study! I love being able to educate a wide variety of ages on the same topic! Looks like y’all had fun which is the most important part!
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