January 16, 2013

Coral Reef Unit

Our new science and animal study unit will be coral reefs! Instead of having separate units I am combining this one. ;)


Life - we will be using the portions about fish and creatures of the deep

Planet Earth - the section about the ocean

Magic School Bus Takes a Dive - we will also be using the book by the same name

Finding Nemo ;)

Books -

Kindle -

Life Forms In The Sea And Oceans (Kids Fun & Learn Series)

Click HERE

Ocean Animals (Discover Series Picture Book for Children)

Click HERE

Joe Joe the Sea Turtle

Click HERE

The Sea Animals Book - A Smarty-Pants Series Picture Books For Children

Click HERE

Sea Turtles: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series)

Click HERE 

Seahorses! Learning About Seahorses - Seahorse Photos And Facts Make It Fun! (Over 45+ Pictures of Different Seahorses)

Click HERE

Seahorses! Learn About Seahorses While Learning To Read - Seahorse Photos And Facts Make It Easy! (Over 45+ Photos of Seahorses)

Click HERE 

Sea Urchins! Learn About Sea Urchins and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn! (50+ Photos of Sea Urchins)

Click HERE

Coral and Coral Reefs

Click HERE 

Coral reef fishes (First animals)

Click HERE

All of the above books were once free for Kindle. Keep checking back because they will probably be free again! ;)

DK Readers: Fishy Tales book cover

WeGiveBooks.org  free to read online

Sea Creatures book cover


Watch Me Grow: Turtle book cover


Magazines -

National Geographic Kids - March 2012

National Geographic Kids - May 2010

Ranger Rick - May 2012

Printables -

Coral Reef Unit from Dynamic 2 Moms

Coral Reef Animal Study and Lapbook from Homeschool Share

Coral Reef Coloring Pages

Coral Reef Cards from The Pinay Homeschooler

Learning Pages - Oceans

Coral Reef worksheets from School Express

Squidoo Coral Reef Page

Online Resources -

National Geographic

Videos from National Geographic

Nat Geo Kids Coral Reef Pictures

Reef Life

Crafts -

Fish Crafts and Activities from Brilliant Bundles

Sea Turtle from 3 Dinosaurs

Jelly Fish Art and Write from Deceptively Educational

Sea Animal Crafts and Activities from No Time for Flash Cards

Coral Reef Diorama

Ocean Crafts from DLTK 

I will also be doing a Google search for crafts for any animals the kids seem really interested in. ;)

I hope this gives you a nice starting point! :)


  1. Eeeeeh...looks like alot of work,mama... Have fun.
    [bet you rather be sewing.lol]

  2. LOL!!!! Almost...... But I'm doing some of that, too. ;) LOL

  3. ROFLOL!! Sure! The more the merrier!! :)

  4. Wow! What a great list of resources! We are studying oceans right now with our science lessons too. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

  5. Believe it or not, we are studying oceans this week, and coral reefs are what my older daughter decided to do her report on - so your timing is perfect for us! Thank you for sharing all these resources. :)

  6. This is a great resource. Please consider adding it to Look What We Did. I am sure that it would be a hit. -Savannah www.lookwhatwedid-homeschool.blogspot.com

  7. Thank you VERY much!!! I certainly will! :D

  8. Sigh, I wish you'd shared this last year, you know when we were studying swimming creatures......

  9. This is another great unit study that I would love to see linked up on my Money Saving Monday Link Up.

  10. Fabulous list! My son is fascinated by sea life. It's not top of my own list but I'm always looking for things to strew his way so your list is very helpful, thank you! We're enjoying the BBC series Blue Planet on DVD (v cheap here in the UK, not sure about there?) which is AMAZING (my son is in heaven!). Lucinda

  11. Thank you, Lula!!
    We love Blue Planet, too!! And we have Planet Earth, too!!

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