Ocean Notebook – Companion to Ocean Anatomy

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In the Ocean Notebook, students will use a combination of written narration, drawing, and labeling alongside Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the World Under the Sea to learn all about life in the ocean, layers of the ocean, the ocean floor, coral reefs, tide pools, and much more. Ocean Anatomy is sold separately.

110 black & white pages

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Ocean Notebook - A Notebook Companion™ to Ocean Anatomy

Take a dive and discover the depths of the ocean with your students. Explore sea creatures and learn why the sea is salty. Ocean Anatomy is a much-loved resource by Julia Rothman. Our Ocean Notebook allows your student to take a deep dive into ocean life, layers of the ocean, the ocean floor, tide pools, coral reefs and so much more!

The Ocean Notebook is intended to be used alongside Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman. It includes written narration using open-ended questions, drawing, labeling, and more.

What is the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise? Why is the sea salty? Do you know how much kelp grows in a day? Do they love to study sharks, whales, and other creatures of the deep?

Answers to these questions among many more will be answered in Storey Publishing’s Ocean Anatomy. With the publisher’s permission we have created the Ocean Notebook which will take you and your students on a deep dive of the ocean.

“My 9 year old wants to be a Naturalist when she grows up. She took about 4 months to complete Ocean Anatomy and can now hold full conversations with ADULTS who work in Marine Biology. I am often asked how my daughter knows so much about nature science and I send them to these workbooks. My art loving daughter loves the layout of each page and it helps retaining the knowledge inside the book. We print them out and stick them in a 3 ring binder. She feels so proud after completing a full binder and we have wonderful drawings as keepsakes!” – C. Lyons

Many homeschooling families incorporate the study of ocean life into their lessons. If you plan to use Ocean Anatomy in your homeschool, you’ll want to grab the Ocean Notebook to go alongside it. The Ocean Notebook will be a great way to squeeze all the educational content out of the book and leave you with a beautiful notebook full of all-things ocean.

The Topics You Will Learn About in Ocean Anatomy

  • Chapter one: Earth’s oceans, why the ocean is salty, speed of sound, trade winds, ocean floor, tides, ocean currents, waves, rogue waves, ocean depth zones
  • Chapter two: ocean food chain, sun-lit producers, bioluminescence, anatomy of fish, fish facts, schooling, predatory fish, anatomy of a shark, sharks by size, rays, jellyfish anatomy, jellyfish facts and life cycle, deep sea creatures
  • Chapter three: anatomy of whales, bubble-net feeding, dolphins, porpoises, echolocation, dolphin species, orcas, threatened whales, manatees
  • Chapter four: sand, beach, tide pools, tidal zone ecosystem, shells, seaweed, kelp, barnacles, clams, shorebirds, ocean birds, inshore fish, crabs, snails, scallops
  • Chapter five: ocean floor, sea cucumbers, tripod fish, grouper, eels, basket starfish, anatomy of octopus, squid, cuttlefish, nautilus, pearls, lobster, shrimp and prawns, starfish, anemones, sea turtles, great migrations
  • Chapter six: coral reefs, reef zones, coral polyps, coral, fish in coral reefs, The Great Barrier Reef, anatomy of a seahorse, sponges, sea grass, nudibranch
  • Chapter seven: sea ice, life under the ice, glaciers, icebergs, sea lions, seals, narwhals, penguins, polar bears

As you can see from the topics covered in Ocean Anatomy, your children will learn so much about the ocean when you combine Ocean Anatomy with the Ocean Notebook.

Ocean Anatomy is a secular book and our Notebook Companion™ can be used with any worldview (see note below). Although this notebook is very flexible and can be adapted for younger and older children, it is best suited to grades 3-8.

The Ocean Notebook will follow along with the topics in the book and include places for written narration of information read, sketches of objects found in the ocean, labeling and diagramming, and more.

We have included links in the Ocean Notebook for extra free printables and resources to expand your study on individual topics.

Like our other open & go curriculum, there is no prep-work involved – you simply grab your copy of the book and your notebooking journal and work at your own pace.

We also have Notebook Companions™ for other volumes in the Julia Rothman Series. Click here to view them.

NOTE: We are young earth creationists and have found it difficult to use many nature and science books without having to skim over at least one reference to age of earth. We have highlighted these sections for you in the beginning of the notebook and have not included questions related to them so you can skip over them if you choose.

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14 reviews for Ocean Notebook – Companion to Ocean Anatomy

  1. Shell

    Love the notebook companions. Kids have picked it up and started figuring out answers without my prompting them DURING SUMMER BREAK!

  2. April Robicheaux

    My middle school aged son needed an afternoon study that he could do on his own. This has worked out nicely and he enjoys sitting down in the afternoons and doing a few pages each day. He enjoys getting to do his own drawings and this has even led to him branching out from just the book and workbook with him expanding on the lessons and looking up extra information on his own. I will definitely buy more of these studies when he completes this one.

  3. J Mathis

    We have had such a wonderful time working through this notebook on Ocean Anatomy.

    I’ve printed out two full notebooks for us to use as a family – my daughter (11) is able to work it on her own while I assist my son (7) with the other notebook.

    It has been so much fun putting this together and working it as a family – we have also been to our local aquarium a few times since we’ve started the notebook.

    Thank you for such a wonderful project!

  4. Amberly May

    Ocean Anatomy is my children’s favorite Julie Rothman book and this notebook takes it to the next level! The note booking pages are laid out in a way where my children can work independently and that’s something I can appreciate as a busy homeschooling mom! I highly recommend this companion guide!

  5. Aspen Allen

    I love that right off the bat there are a bunch of extra resources listed in the front. Ocean animals are a favorite in our house and I know my kids can’t wait to dive into this subject. We’re a little ways out, but I know once we’re there they will be so ecstatic!

  6. Sarah J

    I bought the Rothman books a few years ago and had difficulty getting my students to engage with them. These notebooks have been game changers. Both of my students are dysgraphic and these have a great balance of writing vs. drawing. They have been willingly working through their notebooks and retaining the majority of what they read.

    I could not be happier with this purchase and will be using these in the future!

  7. Jennifer Zimmer

    My daughter (9yrs) is really enjoying the Ocean Anatomy Notebook! She loves drawing so this notebook was the perfect fit for her. I love that she is learning so much about the ocean and is retaining the information! We can’t wait to start the next notebook! Thank you for creating such a fun way to learn!

  8. C Lyons

    My 9 year old wants to be a Naturalist when she grows up. She took about 4 months to complete Ocean Anatomy and can now hold full conversations with ADULTS who work in Marine Biology. I am often asked how my daughter knows so much about nature science and I send them to these workbooks. My art loving daughter loves the layout of each page and it helps retaining the knowledge inside the book. We print them out and stick them in a 3 ring binder. She feels so proud after completing a full binder and we have wonderful drawings as keepsakes!

    • Carrie Fernandez

      This just delights me to no end! Thank you for sharing. My kids have always thrived with notebooking, especially my oldest. I am glad she is loving our Notebook Companions!

  9. C Spalding

    This is the third of the Julia Rothman series that my 9 year-old daughter has done and she loves doing it. She loves to draw and learn about the different aspects of marine life. Next she wants to do the notebook pages that go with the Master books Ocean Book. Thank you for providing these resources that make learning fun.

  10. K Roberts

    I’m so exited to add this to our homeschool curriculum lineup. I ordered the Anatomy Notebook Collection, and it looks awesome! I’m so grateful for these wonderful notebooks so that my kids can read and glean information from wonderful books like the Julia Rothman Collection. Thank you for the work you do setting up these notebooks!

  11. A Wolf

    I am in love with the Julia Rothman books but wasn’t sure how to go about incorporating them into our homeschool day. Enter Daily Skill Building Notebook. This journal is amazing. The amount of time that must have gone into building this notebook is unbelievable. The Farm book was the first one I purchased and I was so blown away I knew I had to get the Ocean and Food Anatomy journals as well. My 11 and 14 year olds have really enjoyed these journals! I highly recommend them!

  12. Robin Larson

    The Julia Rothman Books are beautiful. I so appreciate the open and go companion notebooks. We use these as a supplement to our Master Books, and it is perfect! My kids are 10 & 12 and both enjoy it.

  13. Marcia Cabaday

    I am not sure why I put off buying this. The books are beautiful and so is this journal to do with it.

    My two girls (ages 17 and 9) have both loved it.

  14. Yvie

    Our middle schooler isn’t a huge fan of school, but he loves visiting the ocean! He fancies himself something of a marine biologist, so when we saw Ocean Anatomy and this accompanying workbook, we gave it a go. This workbook helps walk you through the Julia Rothman text – you’ll definitely need it – letting student re-create drawings and write notes from the text to help reinforce concepts covered…..and he loved it!

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Are you interested in seeing what the Notebooks look like inside? Check out these YouTube video walk-throughs and reviews by some homeschooling influencers.

This add-on notebooking journal is perfect for younger students who are not skilled writers or able to answer open-ended questions easily.

Flexible for use with all ages, this add-on collection follows along with the book and includes chapter coloring pages and a blank notebooking page for every section in Ocean Anatomy!

Students will enjoy being creative and drawing the in the box and writing whatever they want to – instead of being guided with questions and instructed to sketch specific things.

These notebooks are perfect for true written narration and summarizing learned material and a great addition to the full Notebook Companions. This collection is not sold separately and only available as an add-on.

For grades: K-12 | 112 pages | SAMPLE

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