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As Slippery as an Eel: An Ocean Unit Exploring Simile and Metaphor

This lesson explores figurative language comparisons formally known as simile and metaphor; however, the focus of the lesson is on exploring the ways that authors use words rather than on the official terminology for language use.

Ocean Life Mural

Students draw pictures of marine life. Students work together to create a mural.

Lessons for Life in a Stream

Understand the basic needs of living things and how their
environment enables them to meet these needs. Examine an
aquatic ecosystem’s requirements for good health.

Squanto’s Science Lesson

This hands-on science activity proves what a great help Squanto was to the early settlers.