“Marine Garden” Science Literacy Grade 5-7


Marine Garden is a 3 page science and literacy lesson pack for Grades 5 to 7.  Text about a surprise discovery of an acquatic garden of great beauty and diversity in 2016.  Tasks to improve literacy and review questions on content.


Marine Garden

Marine Garden is a 3-page lesson pack for Grades 5 to 7.  Two pages of reading and writing activities with drawings.  Two diagrams on Page 3:  the ROV and a map of Victoria, Australia.

This unit presents an account of a surprising discovery off the coast of south-eastern Australia in 2016.  Before that year, scientists did not think that such flora and fauna would be found there.  Vegetation, fish, sponges and other life flourish deep underwater.  A remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) made this discovery possible.

Literacy tasks focus on  nouns, verbs and adjectives.  Review questions on the content of the text follow the literacy tasks.

Some Links:   “Water – Aquatic Biomes” Science Grade 5-6,   “Volcanic Rocks” Science Literacy Grades 5-6,   “Tropical Rainforest Biome” Grade 5, 6,   “Burke and Wills Expedition” Grade 5, 6,   “Old Man and Small Boy” Literacy Grade 6,  Behind The Scene In Schools, Post

Students build an ROV.  Here’s the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJVPZJPilII


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