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Realms of the Arctic Ocean: pelagic, benthic and sea ice

Lesson Plan Overview

In this activity, students will be able to compare and contrast the pelagic, benthic and sea ice realms of the Arctic Ocean, name at least three organisms that are typical of each of these three realms, and explain how the pelagic, benthic and sea ice realms interact with each other.

Source NOAA
Subjects Biology
Grades 3-5

Literacy Principles:

OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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