A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Marine Activities, Resources & Education

Sea Squares

Rhyming text and illustrations of such sea animals as whale, gulls, clown fish, and seal provide opportunities to practice counting and squaring numbers from one to ten.

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Seabirds

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Sewer Sam the Sea Cow

This follows the life of a manatee from birth to mating age. Sam is first seen riding on his mother's back, in a series of detailed, affectionately-drawn pencil illustrations. We see Sam learn to breathe properly, feed, explore, and make friends with other manatees We also see sam encounter dangers: a boat propeller injures him, leaving a scar; at another time, he is caught in a cement pipe and must be rescued by humans. There is a concluding chapter containing information about manatees. This is very readable, and makes an excellent introduction to the topic.

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Shorebirds of Northern America

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The Blue Lobster: A Life Cycle

Traces the life cycle of a female lobster from the time she is hatched until her own eggs are mature.

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The Frog Who Would Be King

Reginald and Lil's love for each other is complicated by the fact that he is a frog and she is a princess.

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The Manatee

Discusses the appearance and behavior of the manatee and examines its relationship with humans.

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The Moon Seems to Change

Because the moon revolves around Earth, it seems to grow and shrink. Children can read about the phenomena of the moon's phases and, in an experiment using an orange, a pencil, and a flashlight, can see why the moon looks different at different times of the month.

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The Science Fair Surprise

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The Trumpet of the Swan

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