FREE Ocean Terminology Vocabulary Copywork

April 2, 2020

Bonnie Rose Hudson

Bonnie Rose Hudson

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The ocean is a vast and incredible place. Entire worlds lay beneath us that we seldom think about or take notice of.

Help your students learn 25 key words and definitions related to the ocean, its waves, and its geography with this Free Ocean Terminology Vocabulary Copywork.

Ocean Terminology Vocabulary Copywork text with image background of a large wave


Give your students the opportunity to study science and practice their print handwriting at the same time with this FREE Ocean Terminology Vocabulary Copywork.

Students will learn about: 

  • Coriolis effect
  • gyres
  • maelstrom
  • rip current
  • surface currents
  • rogue wave
  • mid-ocean ridges
  • black smoker
  • continental shelf
  • continental slope
  • abyssal plains
  • trenches
  • guyot
  • abyssal hill
  • seamount
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • bathypelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadalpelagic
  • salinity
  • hydrothermal vents
  • whitecaps
  • continental rise
  • thermocline

Each page of this copywork notebook includes a geometrically-patterned border that students can color and use to create their own patterns if they wish.

Scroll down to get your Free Ocean Terminology Vocabulary Copywork.

Recommended Resource: Ocean Notebook – Companion to Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman

In the Ocean Notebook, students will use a combination of written narration, drawing, and labeling alongside Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman to learn all about life in the ocean, layers of the ocean, the ocean floor, coral reefs, tide pools, and much more.

Ocean Notebook, a Notebook Comapnion for Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman

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