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Oceanic Exploration Camp

Oceanic Exploration Camp

PCS Edventures SKU: PCS-EDS-12706

Oceanic Exploration Camp

PCS Edventures SKU: PCS-EDS-12706
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Oceanic Exploration Camp



A Deep Sea Dive Into STEM Exploration

Take the dive with Oceanic Exploration and journey from the tropics to the poles to inspect arctic food webs, simulate coral reef adaptations and survey everything from the great river deltas to the Mariana Trench. Through engineering design activities, challenge learners to collaborate on sustainability projects such as tracking great white sharks across the open ocean, answering and reflecting on important sea-dwelling questions about the variety of the oceans and the differences in ecosystems.

With action-packed, hands-on STEM activities, learners discover the physical and geological sciences that underpin all ocean life. In Oceanic Exploration, STEM education is your oyster!


Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Optional Extension Activities

Curriculum or Lesson Topics:

Subject Targets:

  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Math Connections


Curriculum Topics:

  • Ocean Geography
  • The Water Cycle
  • Deltas and Density
  • Buoyancy and Adaptation
  • Surface Temperature and Plankton
  • The Arctic and the Food Chain
  • Coral Reefs and Adaptation
  • Underwater Volcanoes
  • Deep Sea Trenches
  • The Kelp Forest, Overfishing and Extinction
  • The Kelp Forest, Science Research and Saving the Sea Otter
  • Tracking the Great White Shark

Standard Alignments:

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Gathering Data through All Senses
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Questioning and Posing Problems
  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Interdependently


21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.


Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.A.2 Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.C.3 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.B.6 Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.1 Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.


Next Generation Science Standards:*

* Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

What’s Included:

Oceanic Exploration comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 12 one-hour activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 30 sets
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • Storage Tub: 1
  • Baking Soda: 1
  • Bottle of Vinegar: 1
  • Clay (1 lb): 7
  • Colored Pencils (12 pack): 15
  • Dice: 30
  • Dry Erase Page Pockets: 31
  • Dry Erase Markers: 31
  • Electric Tea Kettle: 1
  • Graduated Cylinders: 6
  • Index Cards: 100
  • Inflatable Beach Ball: 1
  • Pencil Sharpeners: 6
  • Plastic Containers: 6
  • Pipettes: 32
  • Rolls of Masking Tape: 6
  • Salt (1 lb): 1
  • Scissors: 15
  • Set of Feathers: 1
  • Set of Food Coloring: 1
  • Sponge: 1

Additional Information and Resources:

Special Notes and Considerations:


CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


Note: Due to production time, this item typically ships 2-3 weeks after receipt of the order. During peak season, April-June, lead time is around 6 weeks. Please plan and order accordingly. 

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