DOWNLOADS AND PRINTABLES
Download these activities to do at home.
Marine Organism Anatomy Activities
- Squid Anatomy Scramble – learn the names of external features and fun facts about squid.
- External Fish Anatomy – learn the terms and body parts you need to start becoming an expert in fish identification.
Marine Organism Activities
- Wonderfully Weird World of Sponges – Celebrate how wonderful sponges are with these activities.
- Plankton Activities – Explore and discover the amazing world of plankton without needing a microscope.
Videos and Activities
- Ocean Depth and Pressure Video Short – Follow the journey of Styrofoam cups underwater and investigate the relationship between depth and pressure in the ocean.
- Ocean Pressure and Depth Activity – Apply math skills to determine the differences seen after a cup travels to the bottom of the ocean.
- Squid Chromatophore Function Video Short – Lean about the cells that allow squid to change color for camouflage and communication.
Arts & Crafts
- Squid Door Hanger – Show everyone that you love squid as much as we do!
- Terrapin Coloring Page – Learn more about Diamondback Terrapins.
- Grouper Coloring Page – Can you find and identify all the prey organisms?
- Spoonbill Coloring Page – Can you find and identify all the prey organisms?
- Otter Coloring Page – Can you find and identify all the prey organisms?
- Tarpon Coloring Page – Can you find and identify all the prey organisms?
- Whale Shark Coloring Page – Can you find and identify all the prey organisms?
Games & Puzzles
- Connect the Dots – Can you identify this common Louisiana species?
- Migration Maze – Can you help a small fish migrate from the salt marsh to the Gulf of Mexico?
Activities using Online Resources
- Ocean Feature Exploration – Explore features on the seafloor with Google Earth. You can submit data to be part of a massive exploration effort.
- Nature’s Speed Bumps – Explore changes to a Louisiana Barrier Island using Google Earth.
- Storm Monitoring – Become a storm tracker by using the LUMCON weather cameras and the monitoring station to track the impacts of storm events at the Marine Center.
- Water Temperature vs. Substrate Color – Try this experiment to see if substrate (bottom) color has a relationship to the temperature of a body of water.
Careers in Marine Science
- Women in Marine Science – This is a webpage and audio recording of our four women faculty members having a conversation about their careers as scientists.
- Women in STEM Activity – This is a great activity for students looking for mentors in STEM careers including marine science.
Science Talks – STUDENT EDITIONS
- April 28, 2020 – Wonderfully Weird World of Sponges with Dr. Stephanie
- To register click this link.