The Introduction to the Whales and Dolphins is an online self-paced multimedia unit study integrating several academic subjects. See each topic and their description per lesson below.
This is a free class!
What are Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises?
Comparison of Toothed and Baleen Whales
Includes two Slideshow slides, illustrative diagrams, a Venn diagram exercise and YouTube video experiment with a homeschool mom.
Literature Connection – How the Whale Got its Throat by Rudyard Kipling
Beautifully animated YouTube video of How the Whale Got its Throat, story by Rudyard Kipling. There is a follow up sound file of the story from Lit2Go with a student activity.
Geography Connection – North America, Mexico and Costa Rica
Features a Gray whale migration map with interactive questions. Additionally, an interactive map of Costa Rica showing locations of various whale, dolphin, porpoise viewing locations.
Cetaceans & Mandala Mathematics
This lesson begins with an article about Mark Fischer’s work turning whale and dolphin sound waves into mandala works of art. Images of the work follow with an activity comparing different cetacean mandalas.