Creating a model of ocean life helps students learn about science

Summer of learning

The Mississippi Department of Education’s Summer of Learning website and the local public libraries offer numerous science resources and activities to support the Summer Reading Program: Ocean of Possibilities. Visit

For this activity, you’ll need the following materials: images of ocean life and art supplies.


  • Using the images feature on Gale In Context: Science, find images of plants or animals that live in the ocean
  • Create a model in the medium of your choice
  • Be sure to label the elements of the model

Resources: (For login information, please see your student’s teacher or school administrator.)

  • Gale Science: Gale includes interactive labels for biology, chemistry, and human anatomy along with Lexile-leveled articles and multimedia content. (7th – 12th)