• Views 151
  • Favorites
Photo by Shaun Low via Unsplash

Database Provider




K, 1st, 2nd


Science, English Language Arts

Resource Type

  • Videos, 3 minutes, 19 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus



YouTube Video

Creatures A to Z

Ask a Question

  • This animated video uses music and images to go through all of the letters of the alphabet, listing the marine animals the Octonauts have met in the ocean.
  • It is a fun and engaging song that can be played back at slower speeds to help students learn the alphabet and discover new and interesting creatures.
Teaching Tips


  • This video would serve as an excellent resource to help students visualize the biodiversity of the ocean.
  • The fun visuals and characters will grab the attention of young learners.

Additional Prerequisites

  • It is helpful but not necessary for students to be familiar with the Octonaut and Vegimals main characters.
  • It would probably be helpful to set the playback speed to 0.75 or 0.50 in the settings menu, so that students can hear the names clearly and then sign along if they want.


  • After students have listened to the video at slower speeds, have them practice saying the names, then have them sing along.
  • Encourage students to discuss which animals they find most interesting with a partner and then have them draw or color pictures of their favorite animal.
  • This video would be an excellent resource to use for more advanced students to choose a marine organism to research further on their own or in the library as a class.
  • Consider making slides that have the names of each animal listed and a picture of the organisms to use as a guide or as a follow-up after the video.
Scientist Notes
This video resource from the Octonauts presents a fun sing-along song, introducing a variety of marine species. Shellington and the Vegimals, accompanied by colorful visuals, sing their way through aquatic animals from A to Z, introducing young children to the wide array of biodiversity beneath the waves. This video could serve as an excellent resource to get children excited about a marine science or oceans lesson. This resource is visually attractive, fun, and is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
      • 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.II.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • Related Resources


    Login to leave a review