K-12 Resources

Have fun with hands-on activities designed for K-12 students that can be easily facilitated by parents or teachers. The activities contain data and/or video footage from ONC observatories and aligns with the B.C. Curriculum Content. Click on the section below to view informational videos, do-at-home activities and/or lesson plans. Suggested grade ranges are indicated when the content was designed for a specific grade.

Ocean Exploration

Why should we care about the ocean? How does Ocean Networks Canada help us #knowtheocean? What do we do when we encounter garbage in the ocean?

Climate Contests

Through our virtual Climate Series this past May and June 2020, we had a number of students participate in Climate Logo and Climate Comics contests. Read the details, create a logo and/or a comic, email it to learning@oceannetworks.ca, and we'll tweet it out!

Thanks to the participating students at Dunsmuir Middle School (SD 62), Monterey Middle School (SD 61), Pleasant Valley Elementary (SD 68), Queen Margaret's School (Independent - Duncan), Selkirk Montessori (Independent - Victoria). Below are the winners from Round #1!

Round #1 Logo Winners

1st Place - Ages >18
1st Place - Ages 10-18
2nd Place - Ages 10-18
3rd Place - Ages 10-18

Round #1 Comic Winners

1st Place - Ages >18

By Marisa

1st Place - Ages 10-18

By Rishi from Pleasant Valley Elementary, SD 68 (Nanaimo)

*Note this is just the first frame of the comic. Click here for the entire comic!

2nd Place - Ages 10-18

By Douglas from Glenlyon Norfolk School, Independent (Victoria)

Honourable Mention - Ages 10-18

By Maddison from Pleasant Valley Elementary, SD 68 (Nanaimo)

Climate Change

Ocean Networks Canada is available for a week of informative and fun activities to spark climate action for middle and high school students! Special presentations and climate contests will take place. Learn more about this opportunity by clicking the links below:

Arctic Science

Travel to the Canadian Arctic with us to learn more about arctic food webs, ice data, and the impact of global warming.

Ocean Literacy

Explore the ocean without getting wet! Have fun learning about the Seven Principles of Ocean Literacy through fun, hands-on activities utilizing materials around your home. These activities were developed in partnership with Girl Guides of Canada, so "girls", "Guiders", and the pronoun "she" are used extensively, however, these activities can be carried out by anyone!

Hydrothermal Vents

Underwater volcanoes? Extreme creatures that live more than 2000m below the ocean's surface in extreme temperatures and total darkness?! Explore hydrothermal vents with us!

Sounds in the Ocean

A hydrophone is a scientific instrument that records sounds in the ocean. You can hear amazing things underwater! Listen to whales and other sounds with us.

Connect With Us!

As always, we will continue to share more #knowtheocean videos, links and resources over our social channels over the next few weeks, so be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn channels.