Unit 3 : Marine Animals ESL Kids Lesson
Unit 3: Marine Animals
- Learn the names of animals that live in the sea and some of their unique characteristics with the help of this ESL kids lesson.
- Spark curiosity in the lives of sea animals and teach essential English vocabulary and phrases for talking about their unusual lifestyles.
- To learn to ask and give descriptions of sea animals.
Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps
Lisa and Sally are in the school library reading about marine animals. Lisa is particularly surprised to learn that seahorses are cared for by their dads and not moms. The two girls also learn that the tilapia fish carries its eggs in the mouth and that turtles lay their eggs in nests like birds. Miss Ann arrives in time to teach them more about other sea animals. Lisa is saddened by the fact that the mother octopus dies after delivering her baby.
Sea animal vocabulary
|seahorses||carry eggs in dad's pouch|
|octopuses||have eight legs|
|sharks||have sharp teeth|
|crabs||have two long claws|
|turtles||lay eggs in nests|
|tilapia fish||carry eggs in their mouth|
Asking about marine animals
|1. Where do seahorses carry their eggs?|
|2. Seahorses carry their eggs in a pouch.|
|3. How many legs do octopuses have?|
|4. Octopuses have eight legs.|
|5. What do sharks look like?|
|6. They have sharp teeth.|
|7. Where do turtles lay their eggs?|
|8. Turtles lay their eggs in nests.|
Sally: Lisa, what is your book about?
Lisa: It’s about marine animals. Do you want to read it with me?
Sally: Yes, I do.
Lisa: The book says seahorses carry their eggs in their dad’s pouch.
Sally: Not their moms?
Lisa: No, their dad’s.
Sally: That is very strange!
Sally: Look, Lisa! Turtles lay their eggs in nests.
Lisa: Are turtles birds?
Sally: No, they are marine animals!
Lisa: What are marine animals?
Sally: Marine animals are animals that live in the sea.
Lisa: It’s silly that turtles have nests. That’s what birds do!
Sally: I know. But so do turtles.
Sally: Look, this is a tilapia fish.
Lisa: What does the tilapia fish do?
Sally: It carries its eggs in its mouth.
Ms. Ann: What are you reading?
Lisa: We are reading about marine animals!
Ms. Ann: That is wonderful!
Sally: Ms. Ann, seahorses are cared for by their dads.
Ms. Ann: That is very interesting, Sally.
Sally: Who cares for baby octopuses?
Lisa: Most fish don’t even have legs!
Ms. Ann: All animals are very different in many ways.