Research Activity

Let students know that in addition to whales and dolphins, the elephant seal is also a mammal.
  1. Have them search key words "elephant seal" and "sea mammals" for images on the internet if there is access. Take 5-10 minutes to have students discover 2 or 3 facts about elephant seals on their own then share out to class or add to a class chart.
Example: The ancestors of elephant seals also moved from land to the sea millions of years ago, but not as long as the whales and dolphins. You might have students COMPARE side by side pictures of whales, dolphins, and elephant seals, and ask them to share what they notice. NOW - Click forward to Create an Ongoing List of Facts