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.
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 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.
- Apologia Marine Biology texbook, tests
- Exploring Creation with Zoology: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day
- Accompanying Journals
- Sensational Sharks unit study by Amanda Bennett
From our library:
From online resources:
- Marine biology by Barb-Harmony Art Mom – the books from the library, above, are suggested resources for nature study to accompany a marine biology study.
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.
Apalachicola Estuary and Aquarium – So many great exhibits and wonderful learning opportunities.
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.
Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center – we are hopeful and are aiming to get down to the Golden Isles sometime this year!
Georgia Aquarium – one of our favorite places to go! The Georgia Aquarium even has a brand new app we are enjoying – Fintastic Discoveries!
Marine Biology Arts and Activities
Art tutorials with Nana – past (seahorse, porpoise, all blue ocean scene) and future (here’s a peek at tutorials to come).
I’ve been gathering many resources on my Homeschool Biology Pinterest board!
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.
Many thanks to our Friday hostesses!
- Collage Friday hostess Mary at Home Grown Learners
- Weekly Wrap-Up hostess Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- Homeschool Mother’s Journal at So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler
- Homeschooling High School hostess Connie at The Daisy Head
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!
Psst… I’ll be sharing at the Heart of the Matter fall conference tonight!
What are you studying in science this year?