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Georgia Regions
  • The Ocean

Created by Teaching 4 Real
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Lets Activate Our Brains
  • Look at the word below.
  • What does it make you think of? What do you know?

OCEAN
3
Lets Take a Look
  • What ocean is located at Georgias southeastern
    border?
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • How many mile do you think our coastline is?
  • 100 miles

4
Off the Georgia Coast
  • Off the coast of Georgia are the Barrier Islands.
  • They are also called The Golden Isles.

5
Golden Isle Trivia
  • Cumberland Island is known for its wild horses.
  • Ancient Indians named Tybee Island Salt.
  • Ossabaw was named by the Creek and Muscogean
    Indians for the leaves of a yaupon holly that
    would induce vomiting.
  • Spanish Explorers were the first to claim Jekyll
    Island in 1510 and called it Whale Island.

6
Georgias Ocean Habitat
  • Lets look at Salt Water Marshes
  • What is it?
  • Coastal Wetland rich in marine life
  • How are they formed?
  • They are formed from the sediment, sand, and soil
    brought down by the rivers.

7
Plants of the Salt Marshes
  • Cordgrass
  • The root structure actually grows horizontally
    (sideways).
  • This root systems slows down erosion and holds
    the marsh together.
  • It also protects them from freezes and fire.

8
More on Salt Marshes
  • Take a look at these animals. The salt marshes
    help feed them. Can you identify them?

Small fish
shrimp
oysters
clams
plankton
crabs
9
Georgias Beaches
  • True or False?
  • Georgias beaches have more sea shells than other
    beaches along the Atlantic Coast?
  • False. It actually has less than many other
    beaches.

Sapello Island
10
Life on the Sand Dunes
  • Lets take a look. Describe what you see.

Pennywort
Morning Glory
11
Georgias Sea Turtles
  • Watch a video clip of baby turtles hatching.
  • Click here to view different species of Georgia
    turtles.

Click here to watch.
12
More On Turtles
  • The loggerhead turtle is the most commonly seen
    turtle on the Georgia Coast.
  • It is considered endangered in many places.
  • How many eggs do you think the female turtle will
    lay?
  • about 120
  • After watching the video, what happens once the
    baby turtles hatch?
  • They find their own way back into the ocean.

13
Save the Whales!
  • This whale comes to the coast of Georgia to have
    its babies (calves).
  • It is our state marine mammal. Do you know its
    name?
  • Northern Right Whale

14
Did you know?
  • The Northern Right Whale is the most endangered
    of the large whales in the world.
  • It was named the right whale because whale
    hunters considered it the right whale to hunt
    since it was so easy to catch.

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More On Whales
  • How large does a Northern Right Whale get?
  • 45-55 feet
  • How much do they weigh?
  • 70 tons
  • Who is bigger? Males or Females?
  • Females
  • How many teeth do they have?
  • none

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Lets ReviewFill In the Letters
barrier
  • The _ __ __ __ __ __ __ islands lie off the coast
    of Georgia.
  • The right whale is the Georgias state
  • __ __ __ __ __ __.
  • Georgias border is the
  • __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Ocean.
  • The beaches have sand __ __ __ __ __.
  • The loggerhead __ __ __ __ __ __ lays her eggs in
    the sand.

mammal
Atlantic
dunes
turtle
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Name___________________________________
Date___________________ __________Shape Up
Review
Heart One thing you loved learning about Square
Four things that they you feel are important
concepts from the lesson being reviewed (one in
each corner) Triangle Three most important facts
you learned from lesson being reviewed Circle
Roll all the ideas into one by writing one
summary statement of all the ideas/facts/concepts
learned
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