What Is an Ocean?
Written by: Chris Arvetis and Carole Palmer
Illustrated by: Terry Rose

Summary: This easy to read book of facts is a good introduction to the ocean for young students.

You won't need any special equipment to go on this Safari! Just grab your mouse and plunge right in.This virtual safari will introduce you to some fun facts and beautiful images that will help you get to know some unique, ocean creatures a little better.


Water covers more that 75 percent of the earth's surface. Take a look at how the Oceans of the World flow into each other forming the largest habitat on earth. Then take a virtual tour of each of the oceans.


Did you know that the ocean is not always blue? Find out why there are different Ocean Colors and what causes Ocean Waves.

Water is constantly being cycled between the atmosphere, the ocean and land. Read how the Water Cycle is a very important process that helps sustain life on Earth. See the Water Cycle at Work! or better yet, build a water cycle.

Try the Water Cycle Jigsaw Puzzle

See how many fishy facts you know with the Ocean Facts Crossword Puzzle.


Still have questions you would like answered? Ask a Marine Scientist

Now that you've read all about oceans, create an Ocean Diorama. The instructions are all here including templates.

Glossary of ocean words


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