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Oceans of the World - Cut and Paste Worksheet

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    Grade:  2 - 4

Explore some key facts about the world’s five oceans with this cut-and-paste worksheet.

Explore the Wonders of the World’s Five Oceans

Did you know that the Pacific Ocean covers thirty percent of Earth’s surface? Or that the Atlantic Ocean is home to the world’s largest underground mountain range?

Did you know that the Indian Ocean is the warmest of the world’s five oceans? Or that 50, 000 tourists sail on the Southern Ocean every year? 

The world’s oceans are fascinating places! This Social Studies resource has been designed to teach students about the wonders of these underwater environments. The worksheet contains five grids, one for each world ocean. Each grid contains six squares. Students must cut out the 30 fact squares provided and paste them into the correct grid. Answers are provided.

Tips for Support and Extension

If you are supporting the needs of a diverse range of learners in your class, you’ll need to differentiate this resource in order to make sure that all students can be successful.

Here are some tips for how you might support and extend students as they engage with this resource:

  • Supporting Students – Less-confident students may become overwhelmed by the number of facts that require sorting. Simplify the task by providing only one or two facts for each ocean.
  • Extending Students – Have more-confident students use the facts in the worksheet as a starting point for a research project on one of the world’s oceans. The students could present their research to the class via a medium of their choice.

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Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

This resource was created by Beth Hindi, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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