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Scavenger Hunt: "Ocean Voyage" Worksheet

 

Ocean Voyage

Water is a significant part of the world that we live in. This worksheet links with a website to help students identify properties of the World's oceans and plant organisms that live beneath the surface.

 

Click here for a printable version of the work sheet.
Click here for an answer key for the work sheet.
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Directions: What do you know about oceans? Use information from the Web site provided below to answer the questions on this page. Write your answers on the line that follows each question.

Web Resource: Ocean Facts and Statistics
http://www.ocean98.org/fact.htm



  1. What percentage of Earth is covered by water?

     


     

  2. What is the fastest-growing plant in the world?

     


     

  3. What is the average temperature of all ocean water?

     


     

  4. What percentage of Earth's surface is covered with ice?

     


     

  5. What are the smallest creatures in the ocean called?

     


     

If you're looking for more of a challenge, go to the Track the Drifter Buoys Practice Activity at http://vathena.arc.nasa.gov/curric/oceans/drifters/drftprc.html and practice mapping and plotting ocean currents.



Answer Key: Ocean Voyage

 

 

  1. About 71 percent of Earth is covered by water.
  2. Giant kelp is the world's fastest-growing plant.
  3. The average temperature of ocean water is 3.5 degrees Celsius (38 degrees Fahrenheit).
  4. About 10 percent of Earth is covered by ice.
  5. Microscopic plankton are the smallest ocean creatures.

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