Lesson 9: Whales

Posted Thursday April 09, 2020 by Reef Relief

Key Points:

What is a Whale?

Whales are mammals

Two groups of whales

Baleen whales

Toothed whales

Whale anatomy

Whale behavior

Threats to whales

Worksheets:

1.) Baleen vs toothed whale external anatomy

Whale Anatomy

Whale Anatomy- ANSWERS

2.) Differences between baleen and toothed whales

Toothed vs. Baleen Whales

Toothed vs. Baleen Whales-ANSWER

Activity:

Finger painting craft: Whale handprint craft

Resources:

https://us.whales.org/whales-dolphins/

https://www.marinemammalcenter.org/education/marine-mammal-information/cetaceans/

https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/flagler/marine-and-coastal/environmental-education/4th-grade-cetacean-curriculum/

https://us.whales.org/whales-dolphins/facts-about-whales/

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/10-wonderful-whale-facts

Videos:

Whale Anatomy:

https://oceantoday.noaa.gov/whaleanatomy/

https://www.bbcearth.com/blog/?article=the-anatomy-of-a-whale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvtMTV9mMSc

Blue whales:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgiPTUy2RqI

Why whales sing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xr9BYhlceA&t=2s

Dolphins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bnur3gHJ0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05PpTqtGhGU&t=102s

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