Dolphin information, activities, and book resources
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
You may wish to review the following words with students before assigning the book.
Online Learning Activities
Take your students on an exciting virtual field trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida where they will meet an extraordinary and inspiring bottlenose dolphin named Winter, who was just three months old when she lost her tail after it became caught and mangled in a crab trap.
Books and Book Discussions
Winter's Tail is a heartwarming true story about a young dolphin that had to learn to swim again after losing her tail. Winter, a baby Atlantic bottle-nose dolphin, was fitted with an artificial, or prosthetic, tail after her own was lost to a crab net.
These informational books will teach students about dolphins and their habits, habitats, and classification.
Winter lost her tail after being caught in a crab-trap line. She survived, but her improvised way of swimming damaged her spine. After a team of experts heard about her, they made a prosthetic tail for her.
Find both informative nonfiction books and fictional stories about ocean life for students in grades PreK to 7.
Students can learn about rainforests, river habitats, and endangered species with the titles on this book list.
Dolphin News and Articles
A new device replicates the sounds a dolphin makes — and may one day let us talk to them.
A group of whales in the Atlantic Ocean adopts an orphaned dolphin.
After a drought in the Amazon, the number of pink dolphins is on the rise.
Scientists observe bottlenose dolphins in Australia using shells as tools to catch food.