Search for a Treasure Chest of Ocean Facts at
The Missouri Botanical Garden- Oceans


Before you begin your search, you should print this page by clicking the Print Button at the top of your browser. To complete the Treasure Hunt, just click on the links and read to answer the questions. Click in the box beside each question on this page when you have found the answer. Then write the answers on your paper beside each question.

Teacher Notes

Click on the Frequently Asked Questions - and answer these questions.

Why is the ocean blue?

How many oceans are there?

What are the "main oceans" called?

Why is the ocean salty?

Ocean Light Zones

How many light zones can the ocean be divided into?

Name the ocean zones and three animals that live in each one.

Where do most of the animals and plants live? Why do most animals and plants live here?

Draw and label the ocean zones.

Ocean Data

Study the data charts.

Which ocean is the deepest?

Which Ocean is deeper, the Indian or the Arctic?

What is the deepest ocean point and in which ocean is it located?

Ocean Forests

Be sure to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Kelp Cam while you're here.

What is Kelp?

How big can a Giant Kelp grow?

Scroll down to the Layers of the Forest. How many layers are there in a kelp forest? Name them.

Name two ways kelp can be used by people.

The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Which ocean is the biggest?

Watch the show at the bottom of the page and list two facts about the Atlantic Ocean.

How the Ocean Refreshes Itself

Read the text and watch the animations. In your own words, tell how the ocean refreshes itself.

Food From the Sea

How much of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans?

What is the danger of overfishing?

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