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.

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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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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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