20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The writer Jules Verne was a master of science fiction, but we now have the technology and knowledge to understand some of places and topics he wrote his fiction stories about. In 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Verne describes a vast and amazing underwater world. In the nonfiction links and articles, you will read about the actual plants and creatures that live in the deepest parts of our ocean.

Today’s Activities


Read/Listen to this excerpt from 20,000 Leagues under the sea. Create a chart with two columns. Label one column “Animals” and one column, “Plants.” As you read or listen to the text, take notes on what the narrator observes in the underwater forest.

Try this wordsearch

Complete this 20,000 leagues under the sea inspired worksheet.


Use this worksheet to convert between units (customary/metric) based on the title of Jules Verne’s famous book.

Search online and write on a piece of paper what the largest sea mammal is. What is the smallest sea mammal? What is the largest fish? Which is the smallest fish? How big are the orcas at Sea World? How big are the dolphins at Sea World?

On a piece of paper, measure by inches how long these items are: your hand, foot, book, toothbrush, water bottle, pencil, shoe.


Vist the follwoing sites to conduct research on a deep sea creature and use this worksheet to help you write an expository paragraph.

Creatures of the Deep

The Deep Sea

The Deep Seas  Are Alive With Light

Enjoy this video of Incredible Deep Sea Creatures.


Stay active and stay safe

These suggestions encourage families to become more physically active during these trying times. Each day, students are asked to complete each set of activities with a family member.  April 6-10 “At Home” PE suggestions.

Hip Hop Astronaut 

GoNoodle for families

Get creative!

Draw/paint an underwater landscape. This can be from your research or your imagination! Think about your use of color, light/shadow, shape, and line to create a scene. Watch this step by step video for drawing and underwater scene.

Create an underwater landscape. Cut out or print of pictures of sea animals. Use crayons or paint to make a underwater scene. Glue your pictures on your scene.

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