It’s fun to collect treasures from the beach. One of my favorites is collecting sea glass, sometimes called beach or ocean glass. Some define beach glass as clearer glass found in fresh water whereas, ocean or sea class is from salt water and tends to be more frosted.
Beachcombing for sea glass can provide hours of educational fun. Keeping a map of where you find your sea glass can give you clues about your treasures. Also, the glazing and roundness of the glass can give insight about the length of time the glass has been sanded and smoothed on the waves.
Sea or beach glass can be found in many waterways. Fresh or salt water provide these glass treasures.
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The deepest parts of the ocean are able to support life thanks to volcanic activity that produce hydrothermal vents. It is a unique area for life. There single cell organisms live by chemosynthesis instead of photosynthesis.
Here are some printouts of some of the life and smokers in this deep ocean area. Check it out at montessorimom.com
Fish are found in oceans, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and even aquariums.
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My children loved hermit crabs. We had at least eight of them. They provided hours of fun just watching them socialize with each other. This site provides a great basic care guide at hermit-crabs.com
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The earth has vast oceans covering it. These are some printouts of the different oceans. Check it out at montessorimom.com
The seashore is a great place to explore. Here are some reading cards about this unique area of our earth. Check it out at montessorimom
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Here are some more green reading cards to add to your collection. Check it out at montessorimom.com
Use reading cards that follow your child’s individual development. Reading should be exciting! Check out the free printout at montessorimom.com