Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

Hi! I'm Adriana Aquino , an Ichthyologist. Ever wonder why fish can breathe underwater but we can't? Living in water and living on land are very different. Ocean creatures have special features that let them breathe , eat , communicate , and move in water.

In this board game, you'll discover the things, or properties, that make water special, like its density and the amount of food, oxygen, and light available. You'll also find out how marine life survives there.

PLAY this game to journey to the bottom of the sea. Can you make it all the way down to the ocean floor? 

What you'll need:

  • a color printout of the game board
  • scissors
  • clear tape
  • a friend to play with you
  • buttons or coins to mark your places
  • a coin to flip
thumbnail of the game board

To make your game board, download and print this PDF. Trim off the white edges, line up the two pages, and tape them together. Instructions for how to play are on the game board.


Image Credits:

Photos: Adriana Aquino: courtesy of AMNH, Denis Finnin; Illustations: Jim Paillot