Science: Under The Sea
For Kindergarten
What I Hope My Students Learn:
 To become more knowledgeable with life under the sea
 To be able to recognize creatures that live in the ocean
 To be able to relate certain human characteristics to
creatures under the sea
 Understand the concepts of how mammals survive under
 Some of the plants under the sea
 That there are a variety of shells in the ocean
Essential Questions and Unit Questions:
1.Describe at least 5 ocean creatures and
what they have in common with one
2.How do the plants under water help the
life under the sea?
3.How can you, as a human, relate to sea
TEKS- Kindergarten Science
112.11. Science, Kindergarten, Beginning with School Year 2010-2011.
(a) Introduction
(4) In Kindergarten, students observe and describe the natural world
using their five senses. Students do science as inquiry in order to
develop and enrich their abilities to understand scientific concepts
and processes. Students develop vocabulary through their
experiences investigating properties of common objects, earth
materials, and organisms.
(b) Knowledge and Skills
(2) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student develops
abilities to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor
investigations. The student is expected to:
(A) ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed
in the natural world
(9) Organisms and environments. The student knows that plants and animals
have basic needs and depend on the living and nonliving things around them
for survival. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between living and nonliving things based upon
whether they have basic needs and produce offspring; and
(B) examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as
food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight,
and space for plants.
Strategies for Classroom Instruction
•Create labs for the students that incorporates there knowledge
and skills
•Read to the class books that relate to concepts taught during the
•Have the students analyze and ask questions during and after
the activities have been completed
•Have the students get involved and incorporate the lesson into
physical activity, for example the “Crabwalk”
•Implement all 5 senses into the class activities for the lesson
•Discuss as a group, after the lesson, what individual students
have learned
"Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills – Grade
Kindergarten." Texas Education Agency. N.p.,
Web. 7 Sept. 2010. <
By: Sarah Wright
Class: LTEC 4100.003

Science: Under The Sea For Kindergarten