If I asked you how many oceans there are in the world, what would you answer? Five? And you could name them right? Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Antarctic (also known as Southern)
Well, if you were in my 4th grade class when I was teaching about oceans, you would learn that all the oceans of the world flow into each other, thereby creating one ocean with five different bodies of water that are named as above.
I presented several videos about the oceans to the class and we also learned about the history of ocean exploration. It was one of my favourite Science units for many reasons, but one particular reason was that I took the class on a field trip to the Stanley Park Aquarium where they were treated to private viewings of the Beluga Whales, which were adorable, by the way.
Now, here's my question: Do you believe that Belugas should be in aquariums or should they be free to live in the oceans? Why?